Any job that is mainly outdoors and has to use complicated equipment can be seen as dangerous work. Working in an oilfield is not any different; workers are around various equipment and hazards every day.
There are risks of being exposed to chemicals, accidents, and possibly fires and explosions. If any worker is involved in an oilfield accident, it will not only impact that person’s life but the entire family’s life.
Since there is a variety of equipment at the workplace, some of it can be difficult to understand and it can take some time to become adjusted to operating the equipment and machines.
The oilfield workers will all be responsible for certain tasks, and with a large number of workers there will be things that can lead to unfortunate injuries:
- Not enough supervision
- Insufficient training
- Workers who are drowsy and tired
- Equipment that has not been properly maintained
- No implementation of safety policies or guidelines
- Lack of attention to detail
- Lack of communication
Oilfield workers have to work for a significant amount of hours on a daily basis, and they are usually under a large amount of pressure to get the job done. There should be policies and guidelines that will need to be followed at the workplace to avoid injuries such as the following:
- Burns from fires and explosions
- Eye injuries
- Broken bones due to slips or falls
- Facial damage due to burns
- Brain injuries
It is important that policies are implemented and that workers are properly trained so they will know how to do their jobs. Unfortunately, there will not always be policies, guidelines, safety signs, and distracted workers. These can be some of the causes of serious oil field accident injuries.
An oil field accident attorney wants you to receive the compensation you are entitled to if you are injured at an oil field due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness.
If you have been injured at an oil field, contact us today for a consultation.