Explosion at oil site injures 2 workers

Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at 1:19 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Two workers were injured following an explosion at an oil site on Monday, KFOR reports.

The incident happened at a site owned by Devon Energy near Okarche as two contractors were cleaning a piece of equipment.

Authorities have not released the names or the current condition of the two workers injured in the blast. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma burn injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a fire, contact us today for a free consultation.


Fire crews respond to tank battery explosion

Posted on Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 1:09 pm    

TOMAS, OK – A person was injured when a tank battery exploded Thursday, according to KOKO.

First responders transported the victim to a hospital in Oklahoma City. Their current condition is unknown.

Precisely when and where the explosion took place is unknown.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

Man killed in early-morning house fire on NW 32nd St

Posted on Sunday, January 9th, 2022 at 10:28 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – One person was killed in an early-morning house fire on NW 32nd Street in Oklahoma City yesterday, according to information from KOCO News.

The fire occurred at a single-story residence in the 4900 block of NW 32nd Street at 1:27 a.m.

The victim, who was identified only as a male, was found within the burning residence by emergency crews. Despite the use of life-saving measures, he was later pronounced dead.

The fire remains under investigation at this time. No working smoke detectors were located in the residence.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Apartment fire injures 1 person near Briarwood Estates

Posted on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 at 1:49 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A person was hurt in an apartment fire near Rockwell Ave and Melrose Ln Monday, KFOR reports.

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 11 a.m. One person suffered smoke inhalation and had burns on their hands. Their current condition is unclear.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma burn injury accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an apartment fire, contact us today for a free consultation.


Firefighter hospitalized after fighting double house fire in NW OKC

Posted on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 9:44 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A firefighter was taken to the hospital after battling a fire that spread to two homes in northwestern Oklahoma City on Friday night, according to KOCO News.

The fire started at a home on NW 32nd Street at about 7 p.m., then spread to the neighboring house.

The first home was almost entirely destroyed in the blaze, while the second home will be able to be repaired.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital after suffering heat exhaustion injuries. He is expected to recover.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation at this time.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Explosion kills 1 at Firestone Trucking

Posted on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 2:02 pm    

MINCO, OK – A man died in an explosion caused by a welding accident at Firestone Trucking Wednesday, News on 6 reports.

According to Grady County Emergency Management, a welder was working on a tanker truck when the explosion occurred. The welder died instantly.

The explosion shook the nearby community to such an extent that many people mistaking the explosion for an earthquake.

Emergency crews reported to Firestone Trucking, Inc at 23  around 11:30.

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Wrong way collision kills 2 on Hwy 169 near 91st St

Posted on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at 1:53 pm    

TULSA, OK – Three people were killed when their vehicle was struck head-on by a car traveling the wrong way Monday night, KJRH reports.

According to police, a white car was traveling on southbound Hwy 169. Shortly after getting on the off-ramp to 91st St, they were struck by a silver BMW going the wrong way. The impact caused the white car to catch on fire.

Over a dozen emergency vehicles were dispatched to the scene around 10:15 p.m. They pronounced all three people dead at the scene.

Crews closed the area down for about 4 hours to clear the accident.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man killed in apartment fire in midtown Tulsa

Posted on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 5:52 pm    

TULSA, OK – A man was killed in an apartment fire in midtown Tulsa last night, according to KTUL.

The fire broke out at Abbey Road Apartments, located near E 41st Street and S Peoria Avenue at about 9:30 p.m.

A man was killed in the blaze.

The fire has been ruled as an accident.

No further details are available at this time.

 

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Update: Man who crashed into employee, fuel tanker, returns to scene

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 2:03 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The man who crashed into an employee and a fuel tanker at an OnCue gas station was apprehended by police after returning to the scene of the crime early Tuesday morning, reports KOCO.

The bizarre incident started when a small vehicle drove around the parking lot as an OnCue employee was outside changing trash bags.

For reasons unknown, the driver accelerated in the direction of the employee and slammed into him, pinning his leg between the vehicle and a post. He screamed at the driver to back up so his leg would be released.

The driver then reportedly backed up and appeared like it was going to strike the employee again when it then sped up and slammed into the fuel tanker instead.

As all of this was happening, the driver of the fuel truck was under his vehicle hooking up the fuel lines. He was there to refuel the gas station. Though he was pinned under the vehicle, he was able to escape, sustaining a large cut on his arm in the process. He was also covered in fuel.

A witness at the scene saw all of this unfold and ran to help the employee that was injured when he then saw the driver back up and head towards the fuel tanker. This sequence of events was also captured by security cameras on the property.

Following the crash into the fuel tanker, the driver exited the vehicle and stumbled around in a confused manner, and then fled the scene.

Police received calls concerning this event around 2 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived, they found massive amounts of smoke and flame coming from the two crashed vehicles.

Just 24 hours later, at 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the driver returned to the OnCue.

The driver, an unidentified 21-year-old man, came back to the store in the same clothes he was dressed in at the time of the crash. He also had burn injuries. He was then taken to an area hospital for medical treatment.

Police will charge the man with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon once he is released from the hospital. Once he is formally charged, his name will be released by KOCO 5.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Edmond driver strikes person, fuel tanker, flees scene

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver fled the scene of an accident on Monday morning after striking a gas station employee and a fuel tanker, reports KFOR.

At around 2 a.m. a driver struck an employee of the OnCue gas station located at 3735 NW 164th St, near the intersection of NW 164th and Portland Ave, and then slammed into a fuel tanker truck, starting a fire in the process.

The employee who was struck as well as the driver of the fuel tanker were both hospitalized with minor injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene and is still at large.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma car accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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