Oilfield Accident Attorneys
With a huge increase in the amount of demand for oil and natural gas, the amount of drilling activities across the State has skyrocketed. We now see round the clock drilling activities across Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania and Nebraska.
With the rise in demand, so has the demand for more and more crews and equipment occurred. With this rise in demand for crews more and more inexperienced workers and unsafe or under maintained equipment finds itself on the front line of drilling.
This has led to more dangerous work environments. And with these more dangerous work environments, more work injuries occur as a result of blowouts, pipeline explosions and other well site accidents.
Oilfield accidents and injuries are on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occurrence of more and more oilfield injuries have been reported. A 2008 study indicates that the State of Texas is among the top three states in gas and oil extraction industry fatal work injuries.
But this is just part of the problem, for with more drilling comes more truck traffic. Thus truck transportation to and from sites has harmed not only oilfield workers, but also families in the small surrounding towns.
If you need more information call Carabin Shaw at 1.800.862.1260.