Ohio County, WV (August 15, 2023) – On Sunday evening, emergency crews out of Ohio County responded to the scene of an explosion incident that sent two people to area hospitals with injuries.
The incident occurred at around 11:00 p.m. on August 13.
According to reports, a tank located inside the Southwestern Energy Franz Thoman well pad site exploded for unknown reasons. Immediately after the explosion, the tank caught on fire.
Two people were injured as a result of the explosion. One victim was transported to a burn unit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by medical helicopter for the treatment of first-degree and second-degree burns. The second victim was transported to Wheeling Hospital and then transported to the Pittsburgh burn unit.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the two people hurt in this explosion recover quickly.
Explosions in West Virginia
Being involved in an explosion can change your life forever. Unfortunately, we see countless people left with serious injuries as a result of explosions that take place across the United States every year. There are many instances where these explosions take place as a result of some form of negligence.
In some cases, equipment failures, such as faulty valves or pipes, can result in leaks or pressure build-ups that eventually lead to an explosion. Additionally, inadequate maintenance practices and improper handling of flammable substances can contribute to these incidents. In other instances, human errors contribute to these explosions taking place. Human errors include direct negligence or even a lack of proper training.
When an explosion occurs, those who have been affected may seek legal action in order to obtain justice and recover compensation for the damages they have suffered. These legal options typically involve filing lawsuits against responsible parties, such as oil companies or contractors involved in the operation and maintenance of the well pad facilities. Seeking compensation through litigation can help victims cover medical expenses, property damage costs, loss of income, and wages due to injuries sustained during the explosion incident.
It is important that those who have been affected by tank and well-pad explosions seek legal guidance right away. A gas explosion lawyer will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine the options that are available to help you get justice and move forward.
If you have been the victim of an explosion, contact Burg Simpson’s experienced national explosion lawyers today at (888) 895-2080. Our team of knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys is committed to getting justice for victims and their families. We understand the emotional toll that explosions can take on an individual or family, which is why we always keep our clients informed throughout the entire process. All consultations are free, and there is no risk since payment isn’t required until after your case has been won. Don’t let another day go by without seeking justice for those affected by an explosion.