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An explosion at Lone Star Specialties, in Lone Star, Texas, has killed one man and injured four others. The incident happened on Friday, August 31, 2018. The cause of the explosion has not been determined.

The person who was killed was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as William Rudd, of Yale, Oklahoma. Jennifer Easley, Justice of the Peace, determined that Mr. Rudd is dead.

The four injured people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Lone Star Police Department, the Lone Star Fire Department, Champion EMS, and deputies from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene.

In addition, local officials asked the State Fire Marshall’s Office and The Texas Rangers to help investigate the incident.

According to the company website, Lone Star Specialties manufactures coating products. The Company supplies a range of tapes, pipeline coatings, rugged wraps, and wood preservation products. Their products include Coal Tar and Petroleum Pitches, Refined Tars, Distillate Oils, and Pavement Rejuvenators. 

The company is located at 6412 U.S. Highway 259 South, in Lone Star, Texas. Lone Star is about 140 miles East of Dallas.

Tragic Explosion At Lone Star Specialties

The explosion at Lone Star Specialties has dealt a tragic blow to William Rudd and everyone who knew him. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Laws vary from state to state, but if a member of your family was killed or injured in an explosion, you may be able to sue. In most cases, a spouse, parent, or child of the victim can file a lawsuit. In some states, other family members like grandparents or aunts and uncles, can sue.

A lawsuit can help the family financially, and ensure they get justice and answers.

You can sue for wrongful death if there is evidence to support negligence or liability against a company or person. You can sue for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and loss of income. 

Other factors in a wrongful death lawsuit include the victim’s age and earning capacity, life expectancy, and the number, age, or circumstances of dependents.

Pritzker Hageman is a law firm that specializes in these types of lawsuits. They work hard to protect your legal rights, and to get you the compensation that the law calls for. 

If you would like to talk to them about a case, just call 1-888-377-8900. Or use the online contact form. The consultation is free, and involves no obligation.


Bennett, Trent. “1 dead, 4 injured after explosion at Lone Star Specialties.” Nexstar Broadcasting, East Texas Happenings, September 2, 2018. 

Explosion at Lone Star Specialties
Our respect and sympathies go out to the family and friends of the man killed in the explosion at Lone Star Specialties. 
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