Wyoming Oil Storage Facility Explosion. Were you or a loved one injured as a result of the August 29, 2011 explosion at the Wyoming oil storage facility operated by Samson Resources Co.? The blast, near Glenrock, Wyoming, killed three workers who had been laying a fuel line at the site.
If you or someone you care about was hurt because of the Samson Resources Co. explosion in Wyoming, you may be entitled to compensation. Lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP, LLP who specialize in industrial accidents are offering free legal consultations to the victims of this tragedy. To learn what legal help is available for victims of the Samson Resources Co. explosion in Wyoming, we urge you to contact us today.
SAMSON RESOURCES EXPLOSION
The Samson Resources Co. explosion in Wyoming occurred at 10:00 a.m. on August 29. According to the Billings Gazette, at the time of the blast, the workers were laying a fuel line intended to supply a heater treatment facility that separates oil from water as the two are pumped out of the ground. The workers, who were employed by a Tulsa, Oklahoma contractor, had been hired to bring an oil well that Samson Resources had recently acquired back into production. The well itself wasn’t involved in the explosion and subsequent fire.
The explosion sparked a 10-acre fire before it was brought under control. The explosion and fire occurred on the Hornbuckle Ranch, about 50 miles northeast of Casper. According to the Associated Press, a Samson Resourses spokesperson said company officials were traveling to the area, and state and federal investigators were on the scene. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.