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Work accident: natural gas explosion kills worker, injures 3 more

An eruption of natural gas at a work site has taken the life of one man and has sent three others to the hospital. The work accident happened outside of Wisconsin at a highly productive natural gas site. The company that experienced the accident has approximately 1,100 wells in the region.

The accident occurred while workers were attempting to put the newly drilled well into operation. The worker who was killed has been identified as being a 60-year-old man. Meanwhile, three other workers were transported to local hospitals. They are believed to have sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.

Colorado officials have pointed to faulty equipment as the cause of the accident. However, the exact cause is still under investigation. It has not been released at this time whether state OSHA officials will investigate the accident. Company officials have stated that this was the first fatality their company has experienced in the region.

There appears to be a lot of information that still needs to be discovered for officials to get to the bottom of this work accident. Regardless of the cause, however, the injuries sustained by the workers may be covered by their company's workers' compensation policy. Further, the deceased man's family may be able to collect death benefits from workers' compensation to ensure that they do not have to go through any undue hardship as a result of their loss. To ensure that the proper benefits are paid, workers and their families may benefit from seeking the proper advice to guide them in reaching a fair recovery. Workers across Wisconsin and the country are entitled to compensation benefits when they are injured while performing their employment duties.

Source: Chicago Tribune, "Natural gas well burst kills one, injures three in Colorado," Keith Coffman, Aug. 15, 2012

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