Family of explosion victim seeking answers

Posted: 8:03 PM, Jul 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-25 01:31:49Z
Family of explosion victim seeking answers

The family of an electrician who was injured in the hospital explosion in Gatesville last month is seeking answers. 

The explosion killed two construction workers and injured another 14 who were working at a construction site at Coryell Memorial Hospital. 

Wilber Dimas, 30, has burns on 70 percent of his body  and is recovering at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin. According to his sister, Maricela, he is now battling pneumonia, caused by burning tissue in his lungs.

"This is a nightmare that I can't wake up from. I wake up and he is in the operation room on a daily basis," Dimas said. "I can't explain the pain. The fear is that he might not make it alive."

The family is now seeking for information to find out the cause of the explosion.

"We need answers. We need to know what happened. My family needs to know what happened," Dimas said.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order  the Dimas family requested that halted the clean up of the scene. The family said the court order aimed to prevent evidence from being destroyed.

Andrea Zarikian who is an attorney at the Ammons Law Firm in Houston is representing the family. She said right now the investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway.

"Answers will come and folks will be held accountable. That's what the investigation and the future holds is answers," Zarikian said.

Dimas hopes the future brings answers and healing.

"We miss him laughing, smiling and playing music," Dimas said.

The family has not been able to reach Dimas' employer because he was also injured in the explosion. At this time, the family did not say whether they intended to file a lawsuit. 

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