Sour Lake, TX – Two Workers Killed in Industrial Accident on Mitchell St

Sour Lake, TX – Two Workers Killed in Industrial Accident on Mitchell St

Sour Lake, TX (July 9, 2020) – A workplace accident in Sour Lake claimed the lives of two men on Thursday. Just after 11 a.m., on July 9, emergency services were called to the site of an accident at the intersection of West Barkley Street and Mitchell Street.

Reports show that an industrial accident occurred involving two workers in the area. Reportedly, the two men were performing duties on a sewer line when they became entrapped in a machine they were using after the ground collapsed below them. The two men became trapped in a sewer pipe approximately 12-feet below the surface. While trapped below the surface, the men were exposed to poisonous gas. Both men were fatally injured in the accident and declared deceased on-site. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of both men who lost their lives in this accident.

Fatal Workplace Accidents in Texas

Each year, more than 500 workers lose their lives in workplace accidents across Texas. Working in the construction industry presents unique challenges that most other workers are not forced to endure. There are many instances where workers lose their lives on the job due to defective equipment, inadequate training, and unsafe work conditions. Although there is no amount of compensation that can make us whole again after losing a loved one, working with a wrongful death attorney in South Texas can help families obtain the compensation they need to cope with the financial burdens they face after an unexpected loss.

Corpus Christi personal injury attorney Joe Brad Brock has nearly three decades of experience helping families throughout Texas protect their legal rights after losing loved ones in avoidable accidents. Our team provides aggressive and responsive legal guidance to ensure grieving families are able to maximize their recoveries and move forward after losing a loved one in a workplace accident. If your loved one lost their life in an accident on the job, contact our personal injury law firm in South Texas at (361) 884-1086 to see how we can help you.

Note: These posts are written with the use of outside sources.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news reports, police reports, police news bulletins, social media posts, eyewitness accounts about accidents in Texas. For this reason, the information provided in this post has not been verified independently by members of our firm or writing team. If you discover any information that is not correct in our post, contact our firm and we will make every effort to correct the information to ensure that our post reflects the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: We take pride in being valued members of the local business community in Corpus Christi and are always striving to improve the safety of our fellow community members. While we are always saddened to know that someone was injured in an accident, attorney Joe Brad Brock hopes that through awareness and education, people will take the necessary precautions to avoid being injured in a serious accident like this. The information contained in these posts should not be considered legal advice or medical advice.  This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.