Truck Explosion at Fort Worth Tank Works Injures Two Employees

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, two employees at Fort Worth Tank Works sustained burn injuries when a tanker burst into flames near them. According to Battalion Chief Richard Harrison, the employees were purging a tank when the tanker truck beside to them exploded. The tanker that blew up appeared to be used for transporting fuel. The Fort Worth Fire Department arrived within minutes and quickly extinguished the flames, while the injured employees were transported via MedStar with burns to their hands and faces. At present, names of the injured employees have not been released, nor has the status of their current conditions. Investigations are still underway to determine precisely what caused the explosion. Below is an image of the location where the accident occurred, shortly after the Fort Worth Fire Department arrived: 

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Legal Commentary

It is important that the burn victims in this accident receive adequate compensation for their injuries. Unlike the typical bone fractures, joint, or muscle injuries that sometimes occur in on-the-job accidents, burn injuries, depending on the severity, can take several months, if not years, to completely recover from. Considering these victims were burned on their hands and faces, they could be forced to take a leave of absence from their jobs for a substantial amount of time before their hands are fully functional and able to complete daily tasks, and their faces are healed enough to withstand everyday elements (i.e., wind, heat, cold, etc.) These victims should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that they are not burdened with the costly, unexpected medical bills that will accompany the painful treatments, therapy, and/or skin grafts that lie ahead of them. If you or a loved one has been directly affected by an accident similar to the one mentioned above, the successful personal injury attorneys at the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm can provide you with the legal guidance and representation needed to successfully pursue a claim against the responsible party. For more information, contact us here or call our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author 

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent wrongful death lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in work accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims. He attended Richland High School, Southern Methodist University and The University of Houston for Law School. Following Law School, Mr. Nachawati completed a two year clerkship for a Texas Court of Appeals. After his tenure with the court, Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four years in a row due primarily to his legal excellence involving catastrophic 18 wheeler crashes, wrongful death cases, and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, on the Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a Fellowship Member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association and Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com. Information about Mr. Nachawati and his wrongful death case resolutions can be found by contacting him or viewing his Super Lawyer's Profile. 

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