Two Killed, Three Injured in Gas Well Explosion in San Augustine County, TX
San Augustine County, TX -- December 5, 2022, two people were killed and three were injured following an explosion at an oil and gas well.
Investigators said that the incident happened northeast of San Augustine at a well site located along FM 353. Initial investigations suggest there was a loose hydraulic line as workers attempted to "restart the old well." This sparked an explosion, killing two workers. Three others were transported to area hospitals.
Details say that Jaguar and E6 Oil & Gas were identified as companies involved. This and other details are unconfirmed at this time.
Commentary on Gas Well Explosion in San Augustine
Work accidents like this can be incredibly complex to look into both due to the chaos of the explosion, the amount of technical knowledge necessary for the equipment involved, and the amount of separate companies that could be involved in whatever caused the accident.
This all could come down to one irresponsible worker. It could be a systematic problem with safety on the job site. It could be poorly trained employees. It could be workers from one company failing to do their job, leading to employees from a separate company to suffer the consequences. For all we know, this was a completely unforeseeable manufacturing defect.
Folks tend to assume authorities are all over this sort of thing, and maybe they are here. But hundreds of people each year seek out experienced attorneys because they find that authorities and OSHA do not have their best interests high on their list of priorities. That's why it's often more prudent to ensure independent professionals look into incidents like this as soon as possible and get some clear answers about what went wrong.