A Southeast Texas man, Brandon Fregia, is suing Jeffcoat Production and SETX Oilfield Services after suffering second and third-degree burns across the entire upper half of his body in an oil rig explosion. The explosion occurred in Jasper County, Texas, on County Road 607 between Kirbyville and Buna on August 9, 2019.
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The families of two men killed in a staircase collapse at the future Marathon Oil headquarters have sued the petroleum company and several subcontractors involved in the construction, claiming that negligence in training, safety protocols, and oversight led to the deaths. The lawsuit, filed October 8, 2020, is on behalf of two out of three victims killed by the incident. The family of the third victim, has not yet filed a suit.
Five injured firefighters, a severely injured maintenance worker, and the family of a firefighter who was killed by an explosion at a newly constructed headquarters for LEAP Inc., a nonprofit organization for people with cognitive disabilities, filed suit recently against C.N. Brown oil company and Techno Metal Post. Prior to the explosion, the maintenance worker smelled gas and warned other employees to evacuate. The building tragically exploded just after firefighters arrived and began to investigate the source of the leak.
Building collapses are a type of devasting and often preventable construction accident that cause injuries to large numbers of workers each year. As hubs of ongoing activity by multiple parties, construction sites rely on a careful balancing act between building owners, project managers, architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors to ensure all work is done safely. When this balancing act goes wrong, the consequences can be swift and deadly for workers by no fault of their own.
Yesterday, a construction worker was killed while working in the Bridgeland subdivision in Cypress, Texas. According to preliminary reports, the victim was working near heavy machinery when he was struck by a falling piece of equipment. The impact caused the victim to fall into the nearby 15-foot trench.
Firm attorneys Benny Agosto, Jr. and Lena Laurenzo settled a federal court lawsuit arising out of the death of a maintenance technician employee at a Texas manufacturing plant. The fatality occurred during a maintenance task that was being performed when a large piece of machinery fell on top of the employee. The employee died shortly thereafter due to the crush injuries he sustained. Christmas was only days away, and one of the employee's daughters was to be married in two weeks.
On June 8, 2018, Moises Pereira was employed by Houston Tubulars, Inc. and working at their pipe yard in Pearland, Texas, when he was struck and killed by pipes. Firm attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. filed suit against Houston Tubulars on behalf of the Representative of his Estate, his widow, and eight children. The case landed in the 149th Judicial District Court of Brazoria County, Texas.
A North Dakota jury set a record with its $9 million verdict in favor of an injured oil field worker. The verdict allegedly represents the largest single plaintiff verdict for an oil worker in North Dakota history.
On Friday, January 24, 2020 at 4:24am, an explosion occurred in Northwest Houston at the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Plant. Residents in the area experienced a rude awakening that left many homes damaged, people injured, and two employees dead. Estimates thus far have declared over 450 homes damaged, ranging from categories described as "minor" to other property owners faced with crumbling ceilings, shattered windows, and cracked building foundations. Debris from the explosion scattered across Northwest Houston as far as a half-mile radius, causing damage to over 200 homes and businesses in the surrounding area.
On December 3, 2019, three men were working with a backhoe on a construction site in Gregory, Texas, when a trench collapsed at the site. The collapse buried one of the men completely and partially buried a second man. When a third man jumped in to save the others, he was partially buried in the process.