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Oilfield Fire Catastrophically Burns Young Father

Gonzales County, Texas: On February 8, 2018, a sudden fire engulfed an oilfield service contractor hired to perform flowback and well testing services for Penn Virginia. During the middle of his shift, highly flammable hydrocarbons known as condensate began to accumulate on the well pad near the worker’s equipment. Suddenly and without warning, the condensate ignited while the worker was checking on his equipment. The worker was engulfed in flames until a coworker could put them out.

Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair, LLP filed suit on behalf of the injured worker and his family contending that negligence of Penn Virginia and its company man, Jimmy Stock, caused the oilfield worker’s catastrophic injuries. After litigating for less than 10 months, this case settled for a confidential sum.