Five Workers Injured In Oil Rig Accident In North Dakota
Five workers were injured in an oil rig accident near Alexander, North Dakota on July 16, 2013. According to news reports, investigators believe the oil rig accident occurred when employees removed a cover from an oil fuel tank and an electric drill ignited the fumes, causing an explosion.
One worker, identified as 54-year-old Mike Fowler, suffered burn injuries and was transported to a hospital by helicopter. The other four workers were taken by ambulance or personal vehicle to the emergency room for treatment.
All five men were employees of Trust Land Oilfield Services, based in New Town, North Dakota. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the oil rig injury accident.
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.