Oil and Gas Industry Fatalities in Texas

If there is one state where the oil and gas industry has been profitable, it is Texas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas alone produced 1.85 billion barrels in 2019. The increased boom of the oil and gas industry in Texas means that there is an increased need for oilfield workers. However, this…

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April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The International Labor Organization (ILO) observes World Day for Safety and Health at Work (also just called “World Day”) every year as a way to raise awareness about work-related safety, and reduce on-the-job deaths and injuries. This year World Day falls on April 28 and the topic is participation and dialogue in creating a positive…

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Which Texas Oilfield Jobs Are the Most Dangerous?

Oilfield work is dangerous work. Employees and contractors are at constant risk of catastrophic injuries and deaths from transportation accidents, equipment accidents – not to mention malfunctions, fires, pipeline explosions, and other causes. Many Texas workers who work directly at the oilfield site risk being injured by the following types of hazardous situations: Exposure to…

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Construction Zone Accidents: What Victims Should Know

Both roadways and construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Vehicles are often traveling at high rates of speed and sometimes recklessly. Meanwhile, in construction zones, there are heavy-duty trucks and equipment, large rocks, volatile materials, and other hazards. Put them together and conditions become even more unsafe. This is why construction zone accidents are such…

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Common Oil Rig Injuries Highlight Job Hazards

The oil and gas extraction industry can be a lucrative business, with the promise of hefty salaries, luring hundreds of thousands of workers to the fields every year. This is especially true in recent years; despite regular boom and bust phases, the industry has rebounded heartily since the oil price crash in 2014. According to…

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Oil Rig Dangers: Work-Related Injuries and Safety

Despite a rise in alternative energy sources, global demand for oil continues to increase. In the United States alone, over 7.2 billion barrels of petroleum products were consumed in 2016—an average of almost 20 million barrels a day. Almost 40 percent of employers in the oil and gas industry plan to increase their workforce by…

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Common Construction Site Injuries

A report released by The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that over 9 million Americans worked in the construction industry in 2014. Unfortunately, construction frequently lands on lists of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. In fact, one in five fatalities that occurred on the job in 2014 took place on a construction site.…

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