Safety Is Always First: Tips On Avoiding Accidents On The Job

If you work in the oil field, or if you are considering a job in the oil field, you likely know it can be a dangerous job. According to data provided by the United States Department of Labor, three out of every five on-site fatalities in the oil industry are caused by being struck by, caught in, or stuck between hazards. …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney: Causes Of Oil Field Accidents

Oil Field Accident Attorney: Causes Of Oil Field Accidents

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 …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Well Fire With Injuries

An oil field worker from Odessa is hospitalized after a Ward County well fire on Tuesday, August 11. The County Sheriff stated that he responded to reports of the fire at approximately 2:30 p.m. A number of local volunteer fire departments also responded to the blaze, according to FireHouse.com. Possible Flash Fire According to the Ward County Sheriff, the well …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Oil Rig Accident Involving Two Texas Men

An oil field accident in Woods County, Oklahoma, on Thursday, July 23, involved two Texas men. Our oil field accident attorney discusses the issue further.

An oil field accident in Woods County, Oklahoma, on Thursday, July 23, involved two Texas men, according to the Enid News. Accident Details Dispatchers responded to a call received at 11:17 a.m. regarding an incident on Comanche Road near County Road 470. The incident report from the Woods County Sheriff’s Department states that a number of workers were fishing for …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Fatalities During Flowback Operations

Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Fatalities During Flowback Operations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while hazards in the oil industry are well-studied and documented, little information exists about worker safety issues during flowback operations. Flowback happens after hydraulic fracturing and refers to the collection of process fluids from the wellbore that come back to the surface. Such fluids are temporarily kept in tanks, pits, …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal West Texas Oil Rig Explosion

Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Fatal West Texas Oil Rig Explosion

On Wednesday, March 11, a spokesperson for Parsley Energy confirmed that an oil field explosion in Upton County took the lives of three workers. The accident occurred at a rig located approximately 40 miles south of Midland, near Ranklin. Those that died were on a pulling unit crew from Mason Well Service, a contractor based out of Odessa. The owner …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Recent Houston Trial

Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Recent Houston Trial

A jury in Houston recently awarded a Texas family $29 million for a 2011 oil field services accident that killed 38-year-old Garland “Rickie” Kelley. According to a recent article from Petro Global News, Kelley died in January of 2011 after an industrial battery exploded at the facility he worked at in Conroe. Here are the details. * In addition to …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Notes Fall From Oil Rig

Oil Field Accident Attorney Notes Fall From Oil Rig

An oil field accident in Goliad County, Texas, has taken the life of a 40-year-old Livingston worker. The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office reported that it dispatched officers and paramedics to an oil drilling location on Dobskyville Road at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, February 9. The rig was reportedly operated by Progenies Energy and Excel Energy Production. First responders arrived …

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Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Recent Death from Falling Pipe

Oil Field Accident Attorney Discusses Recent Death from Falling Pipe

News West 9 recently published an article on an oilfield worker who died in the course of his job when part of a steel pipe fell on him. He leaves behind a grieving family, including young children. The hazard of falling objects in an oilfield Oilfield workers regularly face the risk of heavy objects falling on them. Some workers avoid catastrophe …

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What Are the Dangers of Working on an Oil Field? Oil Field Accident Attorney Points to One Worker’s Account

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Recently on Reddit, a man who said he worked as a flowback operator in Midland started an Ask Me Anything (AMA) thread. He solicited questions about his job, and spent part of the time discussing worker safety. Some of his answers got highlighted in a recent Midland Telegraph-Reporter article. Although he didn’t report any workplace deaths, his answers highlighted some …

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Tragic Oil Field Accident Results in Fatality

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An accident at the site of an oil well in Goliad County, Texas, killed a worker on December 11. A sergeant for the Goliad County Sheriff’s office stated that the victim was a 46-year-old man from Rosharon, Texas. Accident Details  Fellow workers reportedly discovered the deceased co-worker at about 5:30 p.m. at RBC Energy Services on Farm-to-Market Road. Although there …

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