The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have recently filed a lawsuit on behalf
of a truck driver who was injured during a rig explosion. The injuries
occurred when the truck driver was attempting to transfer mud from his
truck to a drilling well owned and operated by EOG Resources and Nabors
Drilling USA. During the transfer, it is believed that the blow out preventer
was removed too soon, causing a gas explosion. The truck driver fled from
the explosion, but still suffered injuries to his back and leg.
The lawsuit names EOG Resources, Nabors Drilling USA, Halliburton Company,
Upstream International, and Tim Smiley as defendants. It alleges that
the defendants failed to provide a safe working environment for the plaintiff
and acted negligently by removing the blowout preventer from a known pressurized
The lawsuit was filed in Harris County, Texas by Attorneys Kurt Arnold,
Kyle Findley, and Cesar Tavares.