Jury Trial For Deadly Pittsburg County Rig Explosion Postponed

Monday, October 28th 2019, 8:02 am
By: News On 6

The jury trial involving a deadly rig explosion in Pittsburg County has been postponed.

According to the Journal Record, the jury trial was set for November 12th but has been delayed to January 3rd.

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District Judge Michael Hogan said the case isn't ready for trial and doesn't want to run out of time to decide the case.

The rig explosion in Quinton killed 5 men in 2018.

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The families of all 5 men filed lawsuits claiming proper safety measured were not taken at the rig.