Text Us! (512) 233-6707

Attorney ProfilesMEET OUR TEAM
Jack Zinda - Austin Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Caputo - Austin Personal Injury Attorney Burgess Williams Neil Solomon Ryan Toomey Christina Hagen Jason Aldridge Elecia Byrd Andrew Rogers Cole Gumm Branson Rogers Elissa Harshman Brendan McQuaid Rolando Quesada Chelsea Cates Rian Butler Laura Browne Robert Zahradnik-Mitchell

Scarborough Renaissance Faire fire kills festival worker

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: Austin-Personal-Injury-Blog
Categories: Burn Injuries, Catastrophic Injuries, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Blog, September, Serious Injuries, Wrongful Death

On Tuesday night, August 22nd, 2011, many of the Scarborough Renaissance Faire employees completed their workday and retired to their sleeping areas onsite in Waxahachie, Texas. The sleeping areas where most employees lived were little huts, essentially souvenir booths or shops on the fairgrounds.

However, a fire broke out Tuesday night, killing William Ross, an employee who was also known as the 'Pickle Man,' because he always entertained adults and children while selling pickles at the Renaissance Faire. Mr. Ross fell asleep before the fire started, according to the Dallas Morning News. The fire spread rapidly, destroying several buildings and shops along the 35-acre property located on FM66.

Six Fire Departments were called to the scene in an attempt to control the fire. However, not before it took the life of William Ross, who leaves behind his wife and four children.

If you or a loved one has been severely burned, injured, or killed as the result of a fire, gas explosion, or propane explosion please contact a Dallas wrongful death attorney and Dallas personal injury attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.