A couple of weeks ago we told you about the gas pipeline explosion that killed three workers and injured two. Unfortunately, the consequences of this tragedy are still building. On October 12th, another victim of this strange explosion lost his life.
Terrebonne Explosion Claims Another Victim
Chief Investigator Danny Theriot confirmed on the October 21st that one of the two surviving victims of the Terrebonne explosion had passed several days earlier. His identity, and status as a lead on-site machinist with Furmanite Corp, was also confirmed. The worker was being treated at University Medical Center in New Orleans.
What About The Other Survivor?
The status of the remaining survivor is still being withheld, along with his identity. However, Danos LLC has publically claimed that only two of their contractors were involved in the explosion. One man—the father of two—had only just started working for the company, and the other leaves behind a wife and five children. This leaves many to speculate that the last survivor is a contractor with Furmanite Corp.
Investigators are still unsure about the cause of the explosion, though they still suspect that the hydrocarbon build up tank is the most likely blast source. Comparisons to the Ascension Parish explosion is also turning up the scrutiny on Williams Partners LP—the company owns both natural gas plants.
Was negligence involved in the explosion? Were proper safety measures taken to protect the contractors working at the Gibson plant? Only time will tell for sure, but for now the community is rallying around the victims’ families. The attorneys of Galloway Jefcoat will continue to monitor the situation, keep following our blog, Twitter and Facebook for updates.
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