Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion Prompts Third Wrongful Death Suit

 Thursday, March 15, 2018

 U.S. News & World Report

A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, also Oklahomans, have filed similar lawsuits over the Jan. 22 explosion. The lawsuit was first reported by the McAlester News-Capital and names Red Mountain Energy, Red Mountain Operating, Patterson-UTI Drilling and Patterson-UTI Energy. Patterson-UTI has said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but is committed to preventing future accidents.
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