Carabin Shaw Law Firm Oil Field Injury Attorneys Know Common Causes of Accidents

Due to the dangers involved with the oil and gas field, many Eagle Ford Shale workers from San Antonio, Laredo, or anywhere else in the state face catastrophic injuries from oil field accidents. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or died as a result of an oil field accident, call the San Antonio Oil Field Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. We are here to help.

The truth is, most job site accidents are preventable. Each company should have a strong safety policy in their guidelines and workers could take more care in their day to day activities. This, though, isn’t always the case, and our team of San Antonio Oil Field Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been hurt as a result of this failure.

Common Safety Tips Frequently Ignored

Completing a thorough Job Safety Analysis - Before the start of a shift, many workers fail to spot and analyze the to do list for the day to spot the potential hazards involved and actions needed to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury. Failure to do so leads to failure to prepare for hazards and risks that could have disastrous results.

Safely operating heavy equipment- Operators fail to read and understand the manuals of all equipment they operate at the site. Before working with a machine, they should understand the operating controls, proper operation and have assessed the operating conditions. Failure to understand the equipment leads to dangerous.

Be aware of walking and working surfaces- Many times, slips, trips and falls are not avoided because of poor housekeeping. Failure to keep walkways clear of tools and debris, and cleaning spills immediately make for dangerous environment for oil field workers. Failure to keep clear working spaces is asking for an accident to occur.

Other safety tips commonly ignored:

  • Ensuring tools are in proper working order
  • Following safe excavation procedures
  • Engaging your mind before your hands
  • Following safe pressure testing procedures
  • Understanding and following safe practices for material handling.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in the Eagle Ford Shale or anywhere else in the state, call our San Antonio Oil Field Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw Law Firm. Our dedicated team of lawyers know the rules and regulations that Oil Field employers and workers must follow. Call us at 210.222.2288, day or night, for more information.

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