Locust Grove, OK – Two Killed in Explosion at Robert S Kerr Dam
Locust Grove, OK (May 15, 2021) – Two workers have lost their lives as a result of an explosion incident on Thursday. At approximately 6 p.m., on May 13, authorities were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of an explosion at the Robert S Kerr Dam.
Reports from authorities show that two contractors were performing core-sampling drilling on the dam during the evening hours as part of the normal safety maintenance program. For unknown reasons, an explosion took place as the Colorado-based DA Smith Drilling workers were performing their duties.
The two workers became trapped as a result of the explosion. Crews later located the workers, at approximately 4:30 a.m., on May 14. Both victims were deceased. A third victim was treated for injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Explosion Incidents in Oklahoma
Explosions throughout the United States claim the lives of numerous people each year. Thousands more are left with life-altering injuries, overwhelming pain, and suffering, as well as stacking medical costs for treatment. When victims lose their lives in these unimaginable incidents, their families are often left to endure the financial and emotional struggles they leave behind.
Although there are many reasons why explosions take place, a large percentage of these incidents are directly related to the negligent, reckless, and careless actions of others. When manufacturers are negligent in putting together products, when work environments are unsafe, and when appliances malfunction, it can have devastating consequences for those in close proximity. When victims lose their lives in explosions, due to the negligence of other parties, their families should seek legal guidance from a competent National wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation that can help them cover the impacts of lost wages, medical costs, funeral arrangements, and various other costs they face.
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