A gas line explosion occurred in Martin County, Texas, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, which injured four workers, according to a report. Three of them were taken to Martin County Hospital via private vehicle where they were treated and released, and another was airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock to be treated their severe burns.
During the time of the accident, a crew working for a ditching company was digging for a new pipeline near HWY 127 and D3800 in southern Martin County. According to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram, a ditching truck hit an existing high-pressure gas line causing an explosion.
The explosion sent a large plume of black smoke and flames into the sky. As a result of the accident, the fire quickly engulfed the ditching truck and injured four workers.
The gas line was operated and owned by Enterprise, who was able to access a shut-off valve in an isolated location when the fire was eventually brought under control a few hours after the blast.
The burn injury lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP regularly handle cases including catastrophic injuries relating to fires and explosions throughout the United States with a focus in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or tragically killed during an explosion, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.
Morrow & Sheppard LLP will follow up with any updates to the investigation as information becomes available and wishes the speedy recovery of all involved in the explosion.