Explosion at Kerr Dam traps, kills two workers

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 2:25 pm    

TULSA, OK – The bodies of two workers were trapped inside Kerr Dam following an explosion were found dead Friday morning, reports ABC 8.

Contractors hit a methane pocket while conducting core-sample drilling which cause an explosion around 6 p.m.

Three workers were trapped in the mine. One of the workers was extricated by emergency crews and he refused treatment for his injuries.

The other two were stuck 80 ft down in a shaft. Their bodies were discovered by recovery crews Friday morning.

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.


Dump truck falls on man behind gas station at 16400 N Rockwell Avenue

Posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 9:15 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was trapped and injured when a dump truck fell on him behind a gas station Tuesday morning. The accident happened at 16400 N Rockwell Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City, reports  News 9.

The man was working underneath the truck when it fell on him.  Emergency crews consisting of firefighters and paramedics responded and freed the man from under the truck with the help of pedestrians at the scene.

The victim’s condition is unclear at this time but he was talking to firefighters after being extricated.


 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.


Worker dies after being electrocuted by overhead line

Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 at 2:21 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A tree crew worker in Oklahoma City was killed after being electrocuted Thursday evening.

According to KFOR, the incident took place sometime before 10 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 12th Street and Roff Avenue.

Firefighters say the man was severely electrocuted while working near an overhead line. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending further 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 City 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.


Update: Worker identified in fatal Tulsa construction site accident

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 8:44 pm    

TULSA, OK – Authorities in Tulsa have identified the man who suffered a fatal injury after falling several stories at a downtown construction site early Friday morning.

According to KJRH, 52-year-old Abel Garcia died shortly after 7 a.m when he fell at least five floors from the side on Denver Avenue at Cameron Street.

Coworkers say Garcia was not wearing the proper safety equipment prior to the fall. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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 Tulsa construction 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.


Teen killed after industrial accident in Catoosa

Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 7:38 pm    

CATOOSA, OK – A 19-yar-old man died following an accident at an industrial work site in Catoosa last Wednesday.

According to News on 6, Zeke Hearn was working at the Valmont galvanizing plant when a large piece of sheet metal fell and crushed him.

Hearn was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

The circumstances leading up to the accident remain under investigation as of Monday, April 12th. Our team will update this blog with further information as it is made available to the public.

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 Tulsa 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.


Man hospitalized after getting stuck in conveyor system

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2021 at 7:42 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Firefighters in Oklahoma City worked to free a man whose arm became stuck in a conveyor system at a local scrap yard Thursday.

According to Fox 25, the incident occurred at Standard Iron and Metal Co. on Reno Avenue.

Firefighters say the unidentified man was stuck up to his shoulder. Trauma surgeons were called to the scene to decide the safest way to extricate the man from the machine.

The unidentified man was sent to a local hospital for further treatment. His condition is unclear 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 workplace 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.


1 dead, 3 injured in Owasso housefire

Posted on Saturday, November 21st, 2020 at 2:34 am    

OWASSO, OK – One person has died, another was injured, and two firefighters were hospitalized after an explosion at a home in Owasso on Thursday.

According to Fox 23, the fire broke out at a residential property near 81st Street and the Owasso Expressway when tobacco smoke caused an oxygen machine to explode. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find one man already dead, but they were able to pull his elderly mother from the blaze.

As they were effecting the rescue, a supplemental oxygen tank exploded and injured two firefighters. Both are expected to recover, as is the elderly woman.

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 fire 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.


Line worker suffers severe electrocution while working on powerlines

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 9:57 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A line worker suffered severe electrocution after an electrical shock while working on powerlines Monday afternoon.

OKCFOX reported the worker was from Iowa and working with MidAmerican Energy Company. The incident occurred near the intersection of 21st Street and Ross Avenue.

No further information is known about the line worker’s condition but updates will be made as they become available.


Construction sites are notorious for their high rates of work-related injuries. Statistically, construction site accidents account for about 20% of fatal work injuries and 10% of non-fatal work injuries in the US – more than any other field. Clearly, providing adequate training, safety equipment, and organized work environments needs to be a priority for construction employers.

Unfortunately, people do not always behave responsibly, even in dangerous circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a preventable injury on or near a construction site, you may be able to win compensation from the party responsible. To learn about your legal options, call an Oklahoma City construction injury attorney from the Abel Law Firm at (405) 259-1948.


Update: OKC firefighter still in the hospital following house fire

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 at 9:29 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An Oklahoma City firefighter is still in the hospital following a house fire last Wednesday.

This is an update to a recent blog post.

The house fire started when a generator ran out of gas and someone attempted to refuel it while it was still hot, according to KFOR and the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

As previously reported, the injured firefighter inhaled superheated smoke while in the home when his mask was running low on air. He was taken to the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, where his condition has worsened.

Today, his family told KFOR he is on oxygen as he fights pneumonia. OKC Fire Department official comments did say he was improving, but there is no information on when the firefighter will be released from the hospital.

The Oklahoma City fire accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a house fire, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.


Edmond officials save man after mower tips into pond

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 8:36 pm    

EDMOND, OK – Officials with the Edmond police and fire departments were called to the scene of a maintenance worker who was involved in a lawnmower accident Friday morning.

According to KOKH, the individual was trapped underwater when his riding mower was tipped over into the pond.

Police officers arrived and were able to hold the man’s head above water so he was able to breathe while they waiting for fire crews to arrive. Upon thier arrival on the scene, fire officials extracted the man from the water.

Luckily the man was not injured as a result of the incident.

Details regarding the precise location of the accident and the identity of the individual involved have not been made public.

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 workplace 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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