Flora, MS (August 4, 2022) - An explosion at an oil plant in Flora left six people with serious burns on Friday morning, July 29. The incident reportedly occurred at the Salt Water Disposal Site on Virlilia Road near Kearney Park at around 7:45 a.m.
The injured parties were working at the plant. They were changing the fiberglass from two oil wells when an old well exploded. The injured parties were employed by W.S. Red Hancock.
Four injured parties were taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Two others were transported to Merit Health burn unit. All the injured parties had burns on over 50% of their bodies.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Plant Explosions in Mississippi
In 2018, there were 78 fatal workplace accidents in Mississippi. According to data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 5,250 fatal work injuries nationwide in 2018, up from the 5,147 fatal injuries in 2017. In Mississippi, 88 percent of fatal workplace accidents involved men, compared to 92 percent nationwide.
Workers and members of the general public alike are vulnerable to a variety of risks posed by plants. When doing hazardous labor, more precautions are required; this is particularly true in situations where catastrophic fires or explosions might occur. Even though it is now unknown what led to this occurrence, plant operators are required to take all necessary precautions to guarantee that their machinery is frequently examined and well-maintained at all times. A calamity of this kind has the potential to not only have a devastating effect on the natural world, but also to take the lives of those who are caught in its path.
In order to defend their capacity to sue for damages, assert their legal rights, and file a claim for compensation if they were injured as a result of a legal infringement, accident victims must speak with a Flora personal injury attorney. You must contact Germany Law Firm PLLC if you want to make a personal injury claim in the state of Mississippi. If you would like more information about your legal options for recovering damages after an explosion or workplace accident, call (601) 487-0555.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.