Muskogee, OK (May 15, 2019)- On May 14th, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene of an explosion at the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill located at 4901 Chandler Road.
Just before 10:00 p.m., a fire began at the plant when a hydraulic line on a propane-fueled forklift broke. The rupture in the line caused fluid to spray all over, causing the flame to ignite on the propane tank.
Five workers were injured in the explosion and two firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while extinguishing the fire.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured in this incident.
Workplace Accidents In Oklahoma
Hundreds of workers are injured on the job in Oklahoma each year. Unfortunately, there are many instances where workers are injured on the job due to unsafe work conditions. When victims are injured, they are often forced out of work for weeks while dealing with their injuries.
In some cases, victims may be entitled to restitution to cover lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages incurred from their accidents. It is crucial to hold those at-fault accountable, especially when negligent acts are the cause. Contact an Oklahoma workplace accident attorney as soon as possible to explore legal options available for you.
If you have sustained serious injuries due to another person’s negligent or reckless acts, it is important to recognize that you may be in need of compassionate representation to help you protect your legal rights. Our Oklahoma accident attorneys at McIntyre Law are committed to helping those who have been injured. Our accident injury attorneys in Oklahoma understand the overwhelming impacts a serious injury can have, and as members of the community, we are here to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (405) 917-5250 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.