Oilfield Accident Claims Another Life - Oilfield Injury Lawyers Abilene TX

Oilfield Accident Claims Life of Colorado City Man

According to an article by CBS 7, a man from Colorado City was killed on the job when a water line burst on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Borden County near Big Spring. The man, 20-year-old Cody Stinson, was directly hit by a piece of the water line that had exploded. Deputies responded to the oilfield accident at 4:25 p.m., however, they arrived to find the young adult had died. An investigation is currently underway.

Statistics for Fatal and Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries, Texas, 2015

Source: Texas Department of Insurance
  • In 2015 a total of 527 people died due to Workforce Injuries.
  • Of the 527 people, 431 were waged or salaried employees.
  • The remaining 96 percent injured were self-employed.
  • 22 of the people killed in 2015 due to workforce injuries were woman.
  • The other 505 people who died due to a workforce accident were men.
  • A total of 256 people reported non-fatal workforce injuries.
  • 62 people had to spend time away from work due to injuries.
  • 70 people had to work with restrictions or be transferred to another job within the company due to injuries.
  • The numbers for non-fatal injuries seems very low. Perhaps many workplace injuries are not reported to the state out of fear of state intervention or go unreported for some other reason.

Abilene, TX Oilfield Accident Attorneys - Galbreath Law Firm

This case is truly tragic. This man was killed at no fault of his own when he was just doing his job. He was just doing what he had done everyday since he started the job, not knowing it would be his last. Many deaths and injuries happen in the workplace, as mentioned above, and countless families are affected by the death of their loved ones. If you or a loved one have been affected by a fatal workplace injury, do not hesitate to call our law office today. Visit the website of Galbreath Law Firm today at www.galbreathlawfirm.com. You do not have to face this alone.


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