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1 dead, 3 injured in Owasso housefire

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

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

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

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.

Fire crews respond to Oklahoma City gas station fire

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Officials with the Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a fire that caused significant damage to a gas station early Thursday morning.

According to KFOR, the fire erupted at a gas station within the 4600 block of Northeast 23rd Street shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Fire officials responded to initial reports of smoke coming from the building. They were able to quickly put out the fire. However, the building had sustained an estimated $60,000 worth of damage to the structure and contents.

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.

Worker injured in Tulsa airport electrical accident

TULSA, OK –  A worker was injured after being electrocuted Saturday at the airport in Tulsa, according to News on 6.

The accident was reported just before 3 p.m., and according to the Tulsa Fire Department, occurred while a man was working on the roof at Jones Airport.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified, was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. As of Saturday afternoon, he was alive.

Check back later with further details on this developing news story.

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.

 

Late night fire damages abandoned OKC church

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Fire Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating the cause of a late-night blaze at an abandoned church southeast of downtown Sunday night.

According to KFOR, the fire was reported at about 10:00 p.m. near the intersection of Southeast 59th Street and Eastern Avenue. The fire began on the second floor of the church, making extinguishing the blaze a challenge.

Firefighters were forced to cut holes into the roof of the building allowing the smoke to bellow out before proceeding. The two-alarm fire has since been extinguished with no injuries reported as a result.

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.

OKC man hospitalized after being trapped in garbage truck

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Emergency services in Oklahoma City transported one man to the hospital after he was found in the back of a garbage truck Monday morning.

According to KFOR, the incident occurred at around 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest 20th Street and Kentucky Avenue. Officials say a resident made it known that they heard someone screaming in the back of the truck. A man was extracted from the bed shortly afterwards.

The circumstances that led the man to become trapped in the truck have not been made available. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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.

Construction worker injured in accident in SW OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A construction worker was injured in an industrial accident yesterday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City, according to a report published by KFOR.

The accident happened in the 4900 block of South County Line Road at about 3 p.m. when an excavator reportedly flipped over.

Emergency responders discovered the unnamed male operator of the excavator trapped between the machine and a concrete vault. They managed to extricate the conscious victim from the wreckage and then taken to an ambulance.

The victim has suffered leg injuries and was able to speak with emergency crews at the time of the accident, but his current condition is not currently known.

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 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, contact us today for a free consultation.

Worker suffers electrical burns while replacing gutters in Helm Farm

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was severely electrocuted while replacing gutters and required hospitalization, News9 reports.

The man was working at a business on the 1100 block of NW 2nd Street by Classen Boulevard when a piece of the gutter he was replacing touched the power lines and electrocuted him.

Firefighters from the Oklahoma City Fire Department rescued the man from the roof. He was taken to Integris Baptist Hospital with severe external and internal burns.

The Oklahoma City burn injury lawyers of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you were injured in an accident, 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.

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