Man dies almost two years after 'flash explosion'Front Page - Published on: June 23, 2012
Fernando Zamora, 28, one of two Lamesa men critically burned in a “flash explosion” almost two years ago at an oil field site near Ackerly, died last Saturday in a Lubbock hospital.
Zamora reportedly had been in a Lubbock hospital burn unit ever since the accident on Aug. 19, 2010.
The other burn victim, Able Garcia, 38, died less than two months after the accident – on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 – at the University Medical Center Burn Unit in Lubbock.
Both Zamora and Garcia had been flown by medical helicopter directly from the accident site to the Burn Unit of UMC in Lubbock.
The two men, who both were transport truck drivers for Basic Energy Services, reportedly received burns over 65 to 80 percent of their bodies in the accident on an Endeavor Energy Resources lease near the Brown Community in northern Martin County.
The emergency call of a “blowout” was first received by Martin County officials at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the accident.
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