A Southeast Texas man who says he was burned in an oil rig explosion in Jasper County last year is suing the rig’s owner for $10 million in damages related to the explosion.
While Brandon Fregia has been in treatment for “severe burns from the waist up” since the Aug. 9 blowout, explosion and subsequent fire and is suing to recover damages including medical expenses, lost wages and mental anguish, the lawsuit also puts the case in a broader context. It alleges the incident is another example showing why Texas leads the nation in “serious workplace injuries and deaths.”
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Tyler County District Court late last month, while Fregia and a crew were doing maintenance on the well, a water tank was delivered and placed in a “dangerous area.” The lawsuit says the placement was too close to the pump the crew was working on and, as a result, violated industry standards.
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