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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 [...]

Common Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

Common Injuries in the Oil & Gas Industry

In the oil and gas extraction industry, transportation accidents are the leading cause of deadly workplace injuries. In 2011, these accidents were responsible for nearly 50 percent of the industry’s workplace fatalities. The next most common accident involves workers being struck by an object or piece of equipment, accounting for 26 fatalities in 2011. Fires and explosions resulted in another 12 deaths that same year.  The leading non-fatal injuries in the oil industry include: Lacerations Fractures and broken bones Burns Internal or external chemical [...]

Important Things to Know About Oil Rig Accidents

Important Things to Know About Oil Rig Accidents

Leading Causes of Texas Oil Rig Injuries Explosions and fires are the cause of many injuries and deaths on oil rigs, but transportation and equipment accidents are actually much more common. Let’s take a closer look at these three causes. Commuting and Transportation Incidents. Transportation to and from a rig can be a complex process involving multiple forms of transport. The helicopters and boats used to ferry workers to the rig are at risk of mechanical failures. Also, some workers have [...]