The Gatesville Hospital explosion death toll has risen to three. The explosion occurred on June 26, 2018, at a construction site of Coryell Memorial Heathcare System at 1507 West Main Street in Gatesville, Texas.
The explosion killed one worker immediately. He was identified as Michael Bruggman, of Rogers.
A second worker, Filiberto Morales, of Round Rock, was critically injured, and died two days later at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.
And now a third worker, Wilber Dimas, has also died, bringing the Gatesville Hospital explosion death toll up to three. Mr. Dimas had been in a medically-induced coma at the burn unit at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin. He died on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Nine workers, including Dimas, were critically injured in the explosion; five others were also injured.
Go-Fund-Me accounts have been established for several of the workers affected by the explosion. If you are interested in contributing, go to https:/www.gofundme.com and enter the name of the person you would like to help. If a fundraiser has been organized in their name, you will be able to click to their page.
Our sincere condolences go out to the injured workers, their families, and the families of the men who were killed.
Facing The Future in Light of the Gatesville Hospital Explosion Death Toll
When a loved one is killed in an industrial accident like an explosion, a word like “tragedy” seems completely inadequate. Family members’ lives have been changed forever, and the sense of loss is impossible to quantify.
Unfortunately, while the family members are still mourning their loss, real life begins to intrude. Expenses rise. Bills keep coming.
You are already suffering from an unspeakable loss. Having to worry about income loss or unexpected bills is the last thing you need!
When a family member is killed, loved ones can sue those responsible. A spouse, child, or parent of the victim is allowed to sue. In some states, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members can sue. A lawsuit can help the family financially, and ensure they get justice and answers.
The law firm of Pritzker Hageman is experienced in helping people injured or killed in fires or explosions. Depending on the state, you may be able to sue for loss of income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
We can help you start to put your life back together. If you wonder if you have a legal case, call us at 1-888-377-8900 to talk to one of our experienced, compassionate lawyers. Or fill out the online form. The consultation is free, and carries no obligation.
Carroll, John. “Gatesville hospital explosion claims third life.” KWTX 10, July 16, 2018.
“Go-FundMe accounts created for workers injured in hospital explosion.” KCEN, July 6, 2018.