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Third Worker Dies Weeks After Hospital Explosion in Texas

Two people with their hands placed on a casket at a funeral.

A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas.

Details of the Fatal Explosion

Reports indicate that on Sunday, 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died from injuries sustained in an explosion at a central Texas hospital on June 26, 2018.

Dimas and two others, who also died, had been completing construction work at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas when the explosion occurred. A dozen other workers were also hurt in the blast, with most suffering burn injuries.

On July 1, the Gatesville police stated that the cause of the explosion had yet to be determined. However, an initial investigation indicated a construction-related incident resulted in a natural gas explosion.

On the Job Injury Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • 5,190 work-related deaths were recorded in 2016, marking an average of more than 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,693 fatalities recorded in the private industry, 991 or 21.1 percent occurred in construction.
  • Among the leading causes of work-related deaths were:
    • Falls
    • Transportation accidents
    • Struck-by object
    • Electrocution
    • Caught-in/between

Contact an Experienced Work Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured on the job, contact Thomas J. Henry. Workplace accident victims deserve quality, dynamic representation from attorneys with the experience and legal resources to properly develop their case. Oftentimes, workplace injuries are severe and debilitating and put individuals out of work for an extended period of time.

Our work accident lawyers will take immediate action on your case and make sure you are comfortable and informed throughout the entire legal process. Contact us today for a free case review. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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