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Oklahoma Rig Fire Litigation

Aug 27, 2019

David Rumley of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP represents the families of two workers who tragically died in a January 2018 Quinton, Oklahoma rig fire, Josh Ray and Cody Risk. (Click their names to review the petitions filed on behalf of these victims and their families.) From Mr. Rumley: "It's error after error after error. Lighter drilling mud was used not only because it was cheaper but because investors could be told the well was more productive, with a bigger flare at the site. The horrific deaths of these men could have been avoided if the mud engineers had simply done what they were supposed to do."

There has been extensive media coverage of the litigation surrounding this terrible oil rig fire, with news coverage that includes:

In January 2020, media trial coverage included:


In June 2020, the verdict was discussed in detail in an article published in Trial Magazine's Verdicts & Settlements section entitled "Jury Awards Damages to Families of Oklahoma Oil Rig Fire Victims," shared with permission below:

Trial Magazine June 2020 Verdicts&Settlements Oklahoma Oil Rig Fire (pdf)