The Bainbridge Firm, LLC
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Toll Free: 800-762-1612

Columbus : 614-545-9990

Portsmouth : 740-353-7548

Ironton :740-532-9772

Marion : 740-387-6727

Cambridge : 740-435-3342

Waverly : 740-835-8890

Explosion at oil and gas well kills one Ohio worker

The state of Ohio has benefitted economically from the recent boom in the hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract oil and gas. There is now more and more access to oil and gas reserves that were previously unreachable. However, as the push to extract natural resources expands and these well sites becomes more and more commonplace, it is important that the chances of workplace accidents at these sites does not increase.

Recently, a man died as a result of a tragic explosion at an oil and natural gas well in Lawrence Township, two miles south of Bolivar, Ohio. Although the exact cause of the explosion has not been identified, the victim of this accident is reportedly a 19-year-old man who was painting at the well site. The victim is reportedly an employee of the owner of the well. The explosion was so powerful that it blew the oil-holding tank 300 feet into the air. Witnesses said the ground actually shook when the explosion occurred. No other injuries occurred as a result of this workplace accident.

An investigation is being conducted by various agencies including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Division. It is also likely that OSHA will be investigating the accident to determine whether any safety violations were present at the worksite, and what precautions the employer had or had not taken to ensure the safety of its workers.

If someone is injured or dies in a workplace accident, the Ohio workers' compensation system provides numerous benefits to the worker or surviving family members. When victims of fatal accidents leave behind any dependents, they should be eligible to receive dependent death benefits through the workers' compensation system as well.

Ohio residents are often wise to contact an experienced workers compensation attorney in the aftermath of a workplace accident as they begin to navigate the process.

Source: TimesReporter.com, "1 dead in Bolivar well explosion", July 17, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
email us for a response

Free Initial consultationCall us today for a free initial consultation. We promise to provide a response within a few hours.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

office locations - we have Multiple Locations to serve you.

The Bainbridge Firm, LLC

Columbus Office
900 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 614-545-9990
Fax: 614-224-9300
Map & Directions

Portsmouth Office
611 Court Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-353-7548
Fax: 740-353-1984
Map & Directions

Ironton Office
119 North Fifth Street
Ironton, OH 45638

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-532-9772
Fax: 740-532-3127
Map & Directions

Marion Office
198 East Center Street
Marion, OH 43302

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-387-6727
Fax: 740-382-5816
Map & Directions

Cambridge Office
120 Southgate Parkway
Cambridge, Ohio 43725

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-435-3342
Fax: 740-435-3329
Map & Directions

Waverly Office
112 North Market Street
Suite B
Waverly, OH 45690

Toll Free: 800-762-1612
Phone: 740-835-8890
Fax: 740-835-8891
Waverly Law Office Map

  • Super Lawyers
  • Av lexis Nexis martindale-hubbell peer rated review rated for ethical standards and legal ability
  • Listed in Best lawyers | The world's premier guide
  • ohio state bar association EST 1880
  • ohio association for justice
  • CBA | columbus bar association
  • U.S. News & best lawyers present best law firms 2015