Ackerly, TX – Several Workers Injured in Explosion on FM 2002
Ackerly, TX (October 16, 2020) – An explosion reported on Thursday morning sent multiple people to local hospitals with serious burn injuries. At approximately 7:20 a.m., on October 15, emergency crews were called to the site of an incident on Farm to Market Road 2002.
Reports from authorities show that an explosion involving a cotton gin occurred at the Flower Grove Co-op Gin located on Farm to Market Road 2002.
The blast destroyed the entire interior of the building and caused significant damage to the exterior. At the time of the explosion, there were three people inside the office. All three victims were injured in the incident.
Medical personnel responded to the site of the incident and rendered aid to those harmed. Two victims were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock for treatment. The third victim was transported to a hospital in Lamesa.
At this time, investigations are underway with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Workplace Accidents in Texas
Every year, thousands of people are injured on the job in the United States. In Texas, we see numerous workers injured in the construction industry. Although we want to believe that our place of employment is safe and allows us to perform the duties of our job without any problems, this is not always true. Numerous workers are harmed as a result of malfunctioning equipment, improper training, and unsafe work conditions. In many instances, workers involved in crushing accidents are more likely to suffer brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing.
Although we only wish that victims are able to recover from their injuries, many are unable to do so. Instead, they are forced to endure life-long challenges from their injuries and disabling conditions. Many injured workers are forced out of work indefinitely. Not only are they left to deal with mental and physical pain and suffering, but they often face towering medical expenses and lost wages that negatively impact victims and their families. When workers are injured in accidents on the job as a result of another person’s negligent actions, it is crucial that they reach out to a workplace accident attorney in Abilene as soon as possible to ensure their legal rights are protected. In many cases, victims who are injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others can collect compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages they face.
The Abilene personal injury attorneys at Low Law Firm are committed to helping our clients move forward in the best way possible after being involved in an injury accident. We provide trusted and effective legal representation to ensure our clients have the best chances possible of getting the justice they deserve. We are dedicated to providing only responsive legal representation to help our clients maximize their recoveries after being injured in car accidents. If you have sustained injuries in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact the personal injury attorneys in Texas at LowLawFirm.com by calling (325) 455-1889 to see how we can help you.
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