Explosions in Texas at Disposal & Oil Well Sites Leave Men with Burn Injuries
Two explosions in Texas in as many days, one at a salt water disposal site and one at an oil well site, left men suffering burn injuries. The two men were hospitalized and investigations into the causes of the explosions are underway. The first explosion occurred Monday morning, October 7, at a salt water disposal site in West Texas, just south of the Ector-Crane County line. Salt water is a byproduct of oil and gas production. According to news reports, including KWTX, one man suffered significant burns to his face and hands in Monday’s explosion involving two 500-barrel tanks. Most of the fire was out by the time fire crews arrived at the scene, but firefighters remained at the site until it was completely out about an hour later. Early the next morning another explosion occurred, this time at a South Texas oil well site in a rural area near Gillett, about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio. An injured man was flown to a hospital in San Antonio. Authorities closed part of Highway 80 as a precaution after the fiery South Texas oil well site explosion happened just before 5 a.m. Oct. 8. According to news reports, the Karnes County Sheriff’s Office said batteries, salt water containers and diesel tanks apparently exploded. The fire died down after several hours, but fire crews remained on the scene to monitor the site.
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.