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Oilfield Man Killed in Accident

According to NewsWest9, the morning of Monday, May 29, 2017, a man was killed in an oilfield accident close to the 7000 block of East County Road 170. Officials say the man was stringing cable for a drill rig and was hung on a winch on the back of a truck.
The investigation is still ongoing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has since taken over the investigation.

Statistics of Oilfield Injuries

Fatal Work Injuries

A total of 120 fatal work injuries occurred in the oil and gas extraction industry in 2008. The three most frequent fatal events in 2008 were transportation incidents (41 percent), contact with objects and equipment (25 percent), and fires and explosions (15 percent). The number of fatal work injuries associated with fires and explosions over the past five years ranged from 10 fatalities in 2007 to 21 fatalities in 2006. In 2008, there were 18 fatalities.

Nonfatal Injuries

From 2003 to 2007, the most recent data available for drilling oil and gas wells, the number of total recordable cases of nonfatal injuries and illnesses ranged between 2,400 in 2003 and 4,700 in 2005, with 2007 having 4,200 cases. The rate of injuries and illnesses ranged from 4.0% per 100 full-time workers in 2003 to 6.8% in 2004, with a rate of 4.6% in 2007. This is a little higher than the rate of 4.2 per 100 full-time workers for all industries.

Oilfield Injury Lawyer

This is a tragic case. The man mentioned above was just minding his business, doing his job and one wrong move cost him his life. His family and friends are grieving the loss of their loved one. Let us at Galbreath Law Firm help you decide which way is the best way to go about a work injury case. No one has to go through situations like this by themselves. If you or someone you know has been affected by a workplace injury in the oilfield, call our offices today. Visit www.galbreathlawfirm.com for more information.


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