Morgan City, LA – Four Injured in Gas Well Explosion near St. Mary Parish
Morgan City, LA (May 26, 2021) – An explosion incident reported on Tuesday sent several people to area hospitals with injuries. At approximately 5 p.m., on May 25, the Louisiana State Police received the request for assistance following an explosion near St Mary Parish.
Reports from the Louisiana State Police Emergency Response Unit show that a gas well near the Wax Bayou exploded during the early evening hours. The incident caused moderate damage in the area.
Four people who were on-site at the time of the explosion were injured. Two victims were transported via ambulance to area hospitals while two others were airlifted to nearby hospitals for care. At this time, the state police are investigating to determine the cause of the explosion.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Explosion and Fire Incidents in Louisiana
Explosions across the United States claim the lives of numerous victims each year. Here in Louisiana, residential structure fires account for 9.1 deaths of out every 1,000 fires reported. Fires caused by explosions are more likely to result in serious and fatal injuries for those involved. These incidents cause massive destruction to those involved, having both immediate and long-term consequences.
Although these incidents can occur for a variety of reasons, the majority are caused by negligence, gas or oil leaks, defective wiring, and faulty appliances. Not only do explosions cause massive structural damage to the homes and businesses of those involved, but they often claim the lives of unexpected victims. When people are injured in fires, it is crucial that they reach out to a Louisiana personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Victims may have an array of legal options available to help them recover.
Working with a seasoned legal team can help to ensure families are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When victims are harmed in explosions and fire incidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If you were injured as a result of an explosion or a fire, reach out to our premises liability attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.
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Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.
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