Oil Refinery Accidents in Midland

Are you in or near Midland, Texas? Did you get hurt in an Oil Field accident?

Call Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

Texas Oil Refinery Accident Attorney

As stated in statistics compiled by a Federal agency, the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), the state of Texas and the 27 oil and gas refineries contained here, provided, quite impressively, 29% of our whole nation’s oil and gas refining capabilities in 2014. As this large industry continues its growth, the unfortunate hazards which the average oil or gas refinery employee is faced with day-to-day, each and every day, continue to increase also. As demand for more and more product gets stronger by the end of each day, this frequently leads workers to face longer hours and to make quicker key decisions.

Some of the safety violations which happen due to greater and greater pressure to refine more and more usable oil and gas include:

  • Heavy machinery being operated by exhausted employees
  • Other tasks taking priority over safety inspections
  • Insufficient frequency in performing what should be routine maintenance

It does not matter how much oil and/or gas production the company needs to come from any particular refinery, it is always still management’s responsibility and each parent company’s individual responsibility to make sure that all of its workers are always working in safe conditions. If you or a loved one have been hurt or injured while you or they were working at any gas or oil refinery in Texas, tell one of our Midland oilfield accident lawyers at Carabin Shaw right away.

Industrial Accidents Which Get Left Unreported

A primary concern of any safety organization has when oil and gas refinery accidents are involved is that its reporting process for fatalities or injuries is unclear. Many reports indicate that the Federal agency responsible for such date, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), really does not actually even have good exact numbers of accidents and types of accidents when oil and gas refinery accidents are involved because of an overly complex reporting system which categorizes the accidents which may happen on a refinery site into an excessive number and variety of subcategories of accidents. All of this makes compiling exact total numbers difficult for anyone. It is, however, clear that whichever data compilation anyone uses, the refinery industry is dangerous.

Recent reliable reports on accidents at oil refineries have included definite mentions of the following types of injuries and deaths:

  • Workers who fell from a great height
  • Equipment which malfunctioned
  • Heavy objects which fell
  • Fatalities and injuries from explosions and fires
  • Airborne poisonous substances
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain
All Workers Deserve a Safe Jobsite

Even though the reality is that oil and gas refineries can be very dangerous places to work, this does not have to be true. If all safety protocols are maintained and practiced, no one really needs to be in danger unreasonably. Despite this, many serious injuries and several fatalities happen each year because management allows negligence to exist and people to get killed and injured. If you have gotten hurt in an oil or gas refinery accident in Texas, let our Midland injury lawyers take on your important case and fight the good fight for what you deserve. We can get you the best possible chance at the maximum recovery allowed by law. While we fight you can focus on your swift recovery and get the rest you need.

Are you in or near Midland, Texas? Did you get hurt in an Oil Field accident?

Call Carabin Shaw at 1-800-862-1260. We can help you and your family.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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