As we have previously reported, a series of explosions at the intersection of two natural gas lines in Midland earlier this month is still being investigated by authorities. On August 1, a fire started near the intersection of two pipelines, one managed by Kinder Morgan and the other by Navitas Midstream. The fire triggered an explosion that injured five workers—putting four of them in the burn unit at Lubbock.
An hour after firefighters arrived on the scene, two more explosions occurred—injuring two firefighters and bringing the total number of injured up to seven. One of the workers and both firefighters were eventually released, but one worker died from his burns on August 3.
The three remaining workers are still being treated, with at least one in critical condition.
Investigating the Cause of the Initial Fire
One of the workers who was injured in the initial explosion reached out to our pipeline explosion attorneys for help. Now, our law firm is representing the family as we begin to investigate what happened that morning.
“In tragic circumstances like this, we take great pride in being trusted by an injured worker and his family to help them when they need it most,” said Attorney Caj Boatright. “Our team is already on the ground aggressively investigating the explosion and will do whatever it takes to find out exactly how it occurred. No stone will be left unturned.”
Investigations like this are as personal as they are procedural. As representatives of our clients' interests, their future is in our hands. We're trying to find out what happened because we want our clients to have resources to rebuild their lives, to recover from a traumatic, once-in-a-lifetime event. There's nothing more important than that, and we remain committed to helping our clients in every way that we can as we pursue this case.
To learn more or to talk to a member of our legal team, send us a message online or call (888) 493-1629.