One worker was killed and another seriously hurt at a wrecker service in Amarillo on February 7 when a pickup truck fell from a forklift. The workers had been using the forklift to lift the truck while they worked on it.
In a study recently released, it was found that oil and gas workers are 8.5 times more likely to die in motor vehicle collisions on the job than people working in industries overall. In fact, the study found that oil and gas workers were more likely to die in on-the-job accidents than almost every other industry except for transportation and warehousing. And with so many smaller oil and gas firms (including well-servicing companies) in business, those employees working in the smaller companies are at an even higher risk.