Explosion at Oil Field Site in Union Parish, Louisiana

by | Jun 23, 2023 | Industrial Accident, Oilfield Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was an explosion at an oil well site near Farmerville, Louisiana on June 20, 2023.  According to reports, four oil tanks were involved in the explosion and resulting fire.  One person was killed, and at least four others are believed to have been injured.  The victim has been identified as Lee Green of Vivian, Louisiana.  The injured workers were taken to Union General Hospital for care.  Additional details have not yet been released.

Unfortunately, incidents like this one are becoming regular occurrences for workers.  A worker fell into a pit at a Nabors Industries oilfield site near New Town, North Dakota on January 5, 2023.  There was an oilfield trucking crash in Rusk County, Texas on March 23, 2023.  A fire broke out at an oilfield site near New Town, North Dakota on April 8, 2023.  There was a pipeline explosion in Gregg County, Texas on May 24, 2023.

Oil and gas extraction is dangerous work.  Oil rigs can pose significant dangers both to workers and to the general public.  When dangerous work is involved, extra precautions must be taken, or workers can suffer the consequence.  According to the Center for Public Integrity, 1,566 oilfield workers were killed from 2008 through 2017.  Centers for Disease Control statistics indicate that the fatality rate for oil and gas workers is seven times higher than for workers in general in the United States.  The CDC indicates that transportation related incidents remain the highest cause of oilfield worker death.

Those touched by an accident in the oil field should know their legal rights and remedies, and act quickly to preserve them. Our attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving oilfield personal injury and wrongful death, including accidents in the oilfield. The firm has experience in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or as a result of an oilfield accident, or been seriously injured.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an oilfield accident.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.