The dangers that fires and explosions pose to workers in numerous industries are a serious threat to safety. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 132 individuals died in 2012 as a result of such accidents. The Oklahoma Workers Compensation Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that an explosion and subsequent fire that broke out at an Oklahoma steel mill yesterday was responsible for claiming the lives of two workers and left another seriously injured.
According to a story from Reuters, the incident occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, at the Mid American Steel and Wire facility located in Madill, Oklahoma. Reports indicate a furnace at the facility overheated, causing the unit to explode. Two workers died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the blast, while a third victim was transported to a local trauma center. The surviving victim was treated for burn injuries and was later released.
John Colbert and his team of Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of the difficulties that can accompany an injury or loss of a loved one due to an unforeseen work-related accident. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest sympathies to the families of the workers who were killed in this recent tragedy. They would also like to wish the injured victim a speedy and full recovery.