Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

Dangers in the oil and gas industry can be found in every stage of the oil and gas extraction and production process.

The following are some common oilfield accident causes:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Pipeline explosions
  • Gas compressor stations
  • Well explosions and fires
  • Well drilling, completion, servicing, and operation
  • Rig blowouts
  • Equipment failure
  • Falling equipment
  • Falls from rigs and equipment
  • Contractor negligence or recklessness

All too oten oilfield accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as severe burns from chemicals or fires, broken necks, backs and legs from falls, head injuries from equipment, electrocution, exposure to toxic chemicals and gases, loss of limbs from explosions or equipment, and internal organ injuries.