Kingston, TX (June 5, 2023) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an explosion that took place on Saturday morning and sent one man to an area hospital with injuries.
On June 3, emergency officials were notified that an explosion occurred at the Catfish Bay Marina.
Reports from authorities indicate that a gas tank on a boat exploded at the marina on Lake Texoma.
A 58-year-old man suffered injuries as a result of the explosion. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he underwent emergency care.
This time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured man is able to recover quickly.
Explosions in Oklahoma
Explosions happen far too often in the United States. Many of these incidents result in serious injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, we see a significant number of explosions take place as a result of negligence. Some of the leading factors in explosions across our country include:
- Inadequate Maintenance: Regular maintenance checks are essential for gas piping, valves, regulators, and other equipment to ensure their proper functioning. Neglecting these inspections can result in malfunctions that may lead to explosions. Any components damaged by wear and tear must be promptly replaced to prevent potential explosions.
- Improper Installation: Faulty installation practices can introduce leaks or defects in gas systems, increasing the risk of explosions. It is crucial to adhere to proper installation procedures to guarantee the intended functionality of all components.
- Safety Code Violations: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established safety codes and regulations for handling natural gas and propane. Companies that disregard these guidelines put themselves at risk of causing accidents due to non-compliance.
- Inadequate Employee Training: Workers dealing with combustible gases should undergo comprehensive and ongoing training on safe operation and best practices. Insufficient knowledge about potential hazards in the workplace creates a dangerous environment prone to accidents.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an explosion, it is crucial that you reach out to a gas explosion lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to take legal action against those who are responsible for the pain and suffering that you have been forced to endure.
The legal team at Burg Simpson is here to fight fearlessly for victims and families of explosion injury incidents. We understand the devastating effects that these incidents can have on individuals and their loved ones, which is why we are committed to helping them protect their rights and recover what they deserve. Our experienced lawyers have a proven track record of success in representing victims of explosion-related injuries, making us the perfect partner in your pursuit of justice. Call (888) 895-2080 today to learn more about how our team can help you get the compensation you need for recovery following an explosive incident.