Oil & Gas Workplace Injuries
Have You Been Injured in an Oil or Gas Workplace Injury?
Huge heavyweight machinery, flammable chemicals, high pressures, and extended work shifts are inherent in the oil and gas industry. Improper safeguards combined with inadequate training can enhance the likelihood of a potentially fatal or injurious incident.
Though workers in the industry understand the risks of the jobs, they have little control over their work environment, which may include workers with varying levels of expertise from multiple subcontractors.
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Texas Leads Nation in Oil and Gas Site Injuries
An oil boom that brought thousands of jobs to Texas also has left a wake of death and injuries for hundreds of Texans employed in oil and gas exploration.
In the best of situations, a job in an oil and gas fields can mean long days, contact with hazardous machinery and chemicals, and severe weather. But according to reports from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, work situations in Texas are riddled with safety violations.
OSHA investigations between 2007 and 2012 found safety violations in 78 percent of Texas oil and gas exploration accidents; investigators said many could have been prevented with better safety procedures, according to a year-long investigation by the Houston Chronicle.
Nationwide, 667 workers in oil-field-related industries were reported killed in the drilling and fracking boom from 2007 to 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 40 percent of the deaths were in Texas.