How Oil and Gas Accidents Happen in the Eagle Ford Shale, San Antonio Area, Laredo Area, and the Rest of the State

Injuries in the oil and gas industry could be catastrophic due to the dangerous nature of the business. When these injuries occur it is important to have a team of Oil Field Injury Lawyers like the one at Carabin Shaw Law Firm in your corner. But before we can talk about the extent of injuries, we must ask how they can happen.

The amount of hazards and risks in the oil and gas industry are endless. They include high- powered equipment, flammable materials, heavy machinery, toxic chemicals, – the list goes on. It is essential to know exactly what causes these accidents to occur in order to be able to address these hazard and dangers.

Many oil field injuries and accidents happen because of:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Transportation incidents involving oil field vehicles or trucks
  • Poorly maintained equipment or tools
  • Chemical fumes and exposure
  • Defective equipment, machinery, or tools
  • Tank explosions
  • Inadequate or nonexistent safeguards and safety systems
  • Well blowouts
  • Getting stuck between heavy machinery
  • Falling objects
  • Rig collapse

It is important to be aware of the way oil and gas accidents occur so employers and workers can be aware of the dangers and hazards around them. Together, they can work to manage, minimize, or avoid them altogether.

Contacting OSHA

A worker who sees a hazard in his/her workplace is encouraged to report it to the local OSHA office right away. They will send a representative to evaluate the danger and will issue a citation to the employer or company and demand that it be fixed within a certain time if needed. This makes sure the problem is confronted and that it cannot harm any workers/employees.

Oil Field Injury Help

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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