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Worker Killed in Explosion

An explosion at an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico injured three workers and killed one. The accident happened Thursday around 3 p.m. at a Houston based facility just off the coast of Louisiana. A spokesperson for the company stated that the explosion was an "isolated incident that has been fully contained. The facility was not damaged and there was no pollution that resulted from the incident." The accident is currently under investigation.

The United States Department of Labor's preliminary gatherings list 4,405 work related fatalities in 2013. Their statistics also show that there were over 3 million workplace injuries or illnesses in 2012. Thousands of people are going to work each day to earn a living and are injured, preventing them from providing for their families. Fortunately, in Missouri, state laws require businesses with more than five employees to carry workers' compensation insurance. These benefits provide all the necessary medical coverage for the injured worker and wage replacement. However, the wage replacement rate is calculated at 66.6% of the workers average wage. Injured workers should contact an accident attorney to prevent themselves from struggling to make ends meet.

The knowledgeable St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, and an outstanding proven track record of success with work related accidents. Likewise, our attorneys understand that you and your family's safety is a top priority, and will vehemently fight to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact our office as soon as possible regarding your work related accident, so we can put our skill and expertise to work for you. Call us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation.

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