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Worker Injured in Platform Explosion Sues Over Disfiguring Burns

GALVESTON, Tx. –  A Filipino worker who was severely burned in a deadly explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year is suing the platform's owner and operator.

Lawyers for Renato Dominguez filed the suit against Houston-based Black Elk Energy LLC in a county court in Galveston, Texas, on Oct. 16.

Dominguez was working as a pipefitter when the November 2012 explosion injured him and killed three other workers.

Dominguez's attorneys say the 53-year-old has been permanently disfigured by burns on his face and most of his body.

The suit seeks unspecified damages against Black Elk and several other companies. It accuses them of failing to properly train and supervise workers or provide them with adequate safety equipment.

A call to Black Elk for comment wasn't immediately returned.


When tragedies such as this accident occur, it is important for you to find a legal team that is not only looking out for you from day one, but also has the skill, knowledge, and experience to successfully pursue your case from start to finish.  With an explosion on an platform, there are often many parties who may be at fault and many complicated issues to navigate.  

Here at Fisher Injury Lawyers, we have a team of attorneys and former engineers who can meet these stringent requirements.  In addition to an in house engineer, Attorney Chris J. Day holds an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Mechanical Engineering and has spent many hours working in chemical plants before pursuing his legal career.  

Chris's experience both as an engineer and as an attorney put our firm ahead of the game when it comes to industrial accidents like this.  We are ready and able to fight for you the day you call us to ensure that all of your rights are protected and that you are adequately compensated for you injuries.  So call or email us today and speak to one of the members of our dedicated team and put us to work for you today.



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Source: WWL