Two Corpus Christi Construction Workers Injured in Flash Fire

Construction worker providing first aid bandaging to injured worker.

Two construction workers were injured in a flash fire at a Corpus Christi home on Tuesday.

Details of the Corpus Christi Flash Fire

According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the incident occurred around 3 pm at a home in the 6800 block of White Wing Drive near Saratoga.

Corpus Christi fire Battalion Chief Michael Schmidt said the contracted workers were working on the home’s kitchen when a liquid sprayer caught fire, adding that the pressure created by the sudden ignition blew the front door of the house.

Both men were transported to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline for what appeared to be second-degree burns on 20 to 30 percent of their bodies.

The incident remains under investigation.

Construction Accident Statistics

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

  • 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. This averages to more than 93 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • Of the 4,379 worker fatalities that occurred in private industry, 937 were associated with construction.
  • The leading causes of construction-related deaths are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-In/Between

Contact an Experienced Construction Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury in a construction accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Accidents that occur on construction sites can cause severe, life-altering injuries, causing physical, emotional, and financial pain. Our experienced construction injury attorneys work diligently to make sure our clients are comfortable and informed throughout the entire process. At Thomas J. Henry, we have a record of achieving real results for our clients.

Let us assist you with your construction accident injury. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

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