Emergency medical personnel responded to a tragic call on Monday afternoon,
when two workers were injured during an explosion at Premier Tank Truck
Service a couple miles west of Karnes City, Texas. According to reports,
the two men were welding on an 18-wheeler tank when the tank exploded.
It is believed that the explosion was caused because the tank had not
been cleaned out properly prior to being welded.
One man suffered severe burns to his entire body, while the other man suffered
second and third degree burns above his waist. Both men, aged 37 and 44,
were transported to a nearby medical center via helicopter.
Work Injuries Continue to Mount on Eagle Ford Shale
Karnes City is located about 60 miles southeast of San Antonio. It rests
in the heart of the Eagle Ford shale, which is the largest shale play
in the country. Recent developments in fracking processes and technology
have brought a boom in oil and gas production to the region over the last
five years. However, along with the economic boom has been a drastic rise
in the number of work-related injuries on the shale.
Just last week, five men were killed in another part of the Eagle Ford
colliding with an oil tanker
in Dimmit County.
If you have suffered a work-related injury while working on the Eagle Ford shale,
contact our industrial injury lawyers today for a free consultation.