3 Hospitalized after Pipe Explosion on North FM 973 [Austin, TX]

3 Hospitalized after Pipe Explosion on North FM 973 [Austin, TX]

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3 Hospitalized after Pipe Explosion on North FM 973 [Austin, TX]

Workers Injured in Pipe Explosion Accident near Braker Lane

AUSTIN, TX (February 7, 2024) – Early Tuesday afternoon, three workers sustained injuries in a pipe explosion on North FM 973.

Police responded around 1:00 p.m., at the 10400 block of North FM 973 near Braker Lane on January 30th.

The Austin-Travis County says three workers were cutting a water pipe at a construction site when it exploded, causing burn injuries to the workers.

Consequently, two of the victims were taken to Dell Seton via STAR Flight with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, the other one was taken to St. David’s South with critical wounds.

No additional information was released by the authorities, and an active investigation is underway. Once available, further details will be provided.

When working construction, prioritize your safety by wearing appropriate protective equipment such as hard hats, steel-toed boots, and reflective vests. Always be vigilant of your surroundings, especially in high-risk areas like heavy machinery zones, to avoid potential accidents.


At Sweet James, we help accident victims heal by pursuing their case from beginning to end. With us, the only thing you have to focus on is getting back on your feet, we take care of the rest. If you or someone you love has been injured in a work-related accident, call us today at 1-800-900-0000 for a free strategy session. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any of your questions. We are here to help you and your family during this difficult time.


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