Another Fatal Texas Pipeline Accident – Woodboro, TX
Pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation.
Last month two workers were killed and another was injured when they were repairing a gas pipeline just outside the Southcross Energy facility near Woodsboro, Texas.
According to Houston Public Media, the two workers who died were in a hole repairing a damaged pipeline when a piece of the line came loose releasing 800 pounds of pressure. Initial investigations indicate the explosion was caused by a failed piece of equipment the workers were using. One worker died at the scene and the other died at the hospital.
Unfortunately, pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation causing injuries and fatalities.
The Center for Biological Diversity reported from 1986 to 2013 there were nearly 8,000 pipeline incidents across the United State, which works out to almost 300 per year. These incidents have caused more than 500 deaths and more than 2,300 injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one while working on a pipeline or as a result of a pipeline explosion, contact The Callahan Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.
Michael S Callahan is an attorney and founder of The Callahan Law Firm. He focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in personal injury cases involving motor vehicle and truck accidents, workplace accidents and defective products. With over 25 years of experience, he is dedicated to fighting on behalf of people whose lives have been forever altered by the negligence and carelessness of corporations and individuals. Originally trained as a mechanical engineer, Michael has been practicing law and fighting for justice for those who need it most since 1994. He is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a member of various esteemed legal associations. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his family, outdoor activities, and continually striving to improve as a trial lawyer and human being.