Monthly Archives - June 2020

Improper Training Can Lead to Oil Refinery Accidents

Improper Training Can Lead to Oil Refinery Accidents

Refineries are an important part of the energy production industry in Texas. However, not all refineries have safe operating procedures in place. Refinery accidents are known to cause catastrophic injuries, but they can be prevented when employees receive proper training.  These facilities are liable for ensuring that all employees have a full understanding of the equipment they use, the chemicals they are handling, and the potential hazards of combustion on the job site.  Refiners can reduce the risks of accidents and worker [...]

Texas Oil Truck Accidents

Texas Oil Truck Accidents

Liability & Truck Accidents Oil and gas drilling is a massive industry in Texas which brings with it a greater number of trucks on the state’s roadways. In order to reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries caused by crashes involving trucks and smaller passenger cars, trucking companies and their drivers are required to adhere to a set of state and federal regulations, including:  Trucking companies are required to hire qualified truck drivers and provide them with adequate training Drivers are [...]

The 5 Most Common Oil & Gas Injuries

The 5 Most Common Oil & Gas Injuries

Slip & Falls Slip and falls are the leading workplace accident internationally, but working with oil can greatly increase the chances of suffering a slip and fall injury on the job. Oil is a significant slip-hazard because its molecules slide on top of one another with little to no friction. This makes the oil very runny and slippery, regardless of the surface it is on. Dirt, concrete, grass, and other terrains can be unable to make oil spills a non-slipping [...]

What Causes Houston Oil & Gas Accidents

Is Workers’ Comp the Only Option After an Oilfield Accident?

Long hours, exhausting and demanding work in extreme heat, large and dangerous machinery. Highly combustible and toxic chemicals. These are just some of the risks faced by oilfield workers on a daily basis. They are hazards that make oil and gas extraction one of the most dangerous industries in the country. In fact, the oil and gas industry has the highest rate of catastrophic workplace injuries per worker, according to statistics from the U.S. government.  With the exception of those [...]