Two people were killed and three people were critically injured in an explosion and fire this morning at an oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma.
The accident occurred approximately two miles west of Coalgate, which is located about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The explosion happened at about 1 a.m. on the deck of the oil rig owned by Texas-based Pablo Energy. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry, reported that there was no need to evacuate the area near the rig, and that there were no reports of significant environmental damage in the area.
The deceased workers were all from Tulsa, OK. The critically injured workers suffered burns and were airlifted to a hospital burn unit in Oklahoma City.
The attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm offer their sincerest condolences to the families of the workers who were injured or killed in this accident. We understand how dangerous oil field work can be, and we pride ourselves on helping injured people recover after an accident in the oil fields.
If you or your loved one was injured on an oil rig, the Tulsa personal injury attorneys at The Edwards Law Firm are here to help.