Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of two Enid, Oklahoma, teens who lost legs while working in a grain elevator last summer. According to the Enid News Eagle, the boys’ parents are seeking damages of $75,000, plus punitive damages, in identical suits against Zaloudek Grain Co. (more…)
An oil rig explosion in the town of Marshall, Oklahoma, this past Friday sent four workers to the hospital, where three remain critically injured. According to reports from Oklahoma’s News On 6, the blast occurred at around 7:30 PM after pressure control systems on the rig failed and ignited an oil and natural gas mixture coming from the well. (more…)
The dangers blue-collared workers face on the job site was highlighted last Friday night in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, when a tank four men were working on exploded. According to reports from News Channel 4, investigators with the Kingfisher Fire Department determined the blast was caused by residual gas and flammable fumes that had built up in the tank. (more…)
A railroad yard employee was killed earlier this month after a collision between the all-terrain-vehicle she was riding and a rolling flat car in the yard. NewsOn6.com reported the accident occurred in the early morning hours of August 4 in west Tulsa, Oklahoma. (more…)
Three Oklahoma City firefighters were hospitalized for burns and heat exhaustion they suffered after battling a blaze that burned more than 80 acres. As reported by newsok.com, the fire started near SW119 and Mustang Road around 2:15 PM on Monday, burning a barn and threatening several homes in the area before being extinguished. Around 40 Oklahoma City firefighters were on the scene, along with members of nine other area departments, and battled the blaze for over five hours. Paramedics remained on the scene the entire time to evaluate firefighters’ conditions and ensure they didn’t suffer heat-related illness. Three Oklahoma City firefighters were transported to area hospitals; two were treated for heat exhaustion, while the third was treated for second degree burns to his hands and arms. (more…)
What was supposed to be a good time with a concert at a casino turned into injuries for crew members, according to KOCO.
Peter Frampton and Yes were gearing up to play a concert at the Lucky Star Casino when the situation turned hazardous due to strong winds. The tent that was erected for the concert collapsed and injured six crew members, which could lead to Oklahoma workers’ compensation cases. (more…)
Many jobs are dangerous. Many citizens go to work every day in hazardous environments, while others may suffer injuries in jobs that have few health risks. Either way, sometimes workers are injured and need worker’s compensation while they recuperate.
The death of a man who died while working on an oilfield could lead to an Oklahoma worker’s compensation case, according to KFOR.
The accident that could lead to the Oklahoma’s worker compensation case occurred when the man was resting in a bunkhouse and pipes fell from the building above. The man’s crew was working when the pipes slipped, falling onto the area where the worker was resting. (more…)