3 Injured in Wyoming Natural Gas Explosion - Kaiser-Francis Oil Company

Breaking News: Reports from Cheyenne, Wyoming are describing that 3 men, welders believed to be working on Kaiser-Francis Oil Company equipment northeast of Wyoming’s capital, were severely burned and injured when natural gas exploded causing a flash fire on Monday morning August 10th. At least one of the injured workers was flown to the Western States Burn Center at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. The other two men were transported to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

The explosion, flash fire, and multiple hospitalizations trigger an automatic Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation because the event qualifies as a catastrophe. OSHA regulations define a catastrophe as “the hospitalization of three or more employees resulting from a work-related incident or exposure; in general, from an accident or an illness caused by a workplace hazard.”

The Spence Law Firm represents injured workers in Wyoming oilfield accidents, flash fires, and explosions and is currently investigating similar incidents. The Spence Law Firm investigation team has handled welding, natural gas, pipeline, and tank explosions as well as generator related and other flash fire incidents. Our team of trial lawyers has tremendous experience representing clients, frequently injured while working, who have sustained devastating burn injuries. Please contact our office if you have questions about such catastrophes, workers’ rights, or to learn more.


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