Oil and Gas Accidents Articles

Abraham Watkins

¿Sufrió lesiones causados por una explosión de gas o de una refinería? Encuentre abogados de daños personales expertos.

Puede que explosiones sean menos comunes en cuanto a los daños personales, pero donde sea que sucedan, en el trabajo o en su vida diaria, los efectos de tales accidentes pueden ser devastadores. No sólo pueden causar muerte, los que sobreviven pueden sufrir de problemas médicos serios por años – o hasta por el resto…

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Two Killed in Natural Gas Explosion in Collin County, Texas

Two people were killed in a natural gas pipeline explosion near Farmersville, Texas, on June 28, 2021. The lethal blast occurred at approximately 4 p.m. at the Atmos Energy Facility in Collin County, Texas. According to authorities, workers were conducting pipeline maintenance when the explosion occurred without warning. Two people were pronounced dead at the…

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Houston Companies Involved in Louisiana Well Fire Resulting in Worker Burn Injuries

Two Houston companies appear to have been involved in a wild well fire that occurred along the Louisiana coast last month and resulted in severe burn injuries to workers attempting to plug an abandoned well. The well leak reportedly began days earlier about 18 miles south of Patterson, Louisiana in the Bell Isle Field located…

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Abraham Watkins

K-Solve Fire Posed Serious Health And Safety Concerns

The recent fire at the Channelview K-Solv was devastating to watch on the news. Local residents, unaware of what was happening at the time, likely feared for their safety. Meanwhile, workers at the chemical plant had to implement an emergency response. Thick, black smoke looked over the community as the flames spread. Pending any devastating…

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Abraham Watkins

For Oil And Gas Workers, Job-Related Risks Extend Far Beyond Explosions

Employment in the oil and gas industry situates workers among the most dangerous jobs in the world. Unfortunately, breaking news stories about a fire or explosion that injured or killed multiple people air far too often. Large-scale catastrophic incidents, such as explosions, are common in industrial plants and worksites, yet they aren’t the only looming…

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Abraham Watkins

Could Decreased Pipeline Regulation Affect Injury Risk?

Those who work in the gas and oil industry remain constantly aware of safety risks. A slight leak, for example, could become catastrophic in a matter of seconds. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) aims to minimize known dangers in the field. The organization conducts research, provides education, develops policies and enforces regulatory…

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Oil & Gas Worker Fatality Rate Seven Times Higher than Other Industries

Oil & Gas Worker Fatality Rate Seven Times Higher than Other Industries According to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the fatality rate for United States oil and gas extraction workers, both onshore and offshore, has in recent years averaged more than seven times higher than the rate for other workers….

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