Refinery/Oil Field Negligence
Refinery and Oilfield Workers are Entitled to a Safe Work Place While Doing a Dangerous Job
Plaintiffs’ personal injury attorneys are well aware that on the job work accidents are all too common at oil and gas refineries -- and other places of employment within the oil & gas/petroleum industry. Whether on land or on the water (Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean), refinery and oilfield workers are time and again seriously injured or killed in accidents while working towards the obsessive corporate goal of oil and gas extraction for exceptional profit.
The federal government monitors the hazards of the oilfield industry as part of its mining regulations through the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS recognizes that the economic demands upon oil and gas suppliers means that many refinery and oilfield workers are required to toil for long shifts often without days off, as the extraction efforts are ongoing 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Remote oilfield locations (e.g., offshore oil rigs) mean that many refinery and oilfield workers live on the job site for weeks at a time, with little availability for stress reduction and physical rest.
Add these circumstances together with the basics of doing this type of work, and the likelihood of injury skyrockets. Refinery and oilfield workers are all too often severely hurt and killed on the job.
Refinery and Oilfield Workers Are Seriously Injured and Killed While Working On the Job
Frequently, these serious refinery and oilfield injuries and deaths are preventable. In fact, there are state and federal laws in place to try and stop these on the job work injuries and deaths from happening in the oil field. Nevertheless, preventable accidents have not been curtailed.
Refinery and oil field workers (including mud loggers, wireline operators, rig movers, and other third party contractors), are permanently hurt and sometimes die from any number of dangers that come with the business of drilling for oil :
- chemical spills
- rig collapse
- mechanical device failures
- defective plant design
- falls from great heights
- electrical failures
- exposure to toxic fumes
- machinery failures
- defective equipment
- improper use of heavy machinery
- improper training on the use of equipment.
Serious accidents happen on oil field locations around the country during all stages of meeting the growing demand for domestic petroleum products, including:
- site preparation
- work over
- frac jobs
- wireline operations
- well servicing
Experienced Oil and Gas Refinery / Oilfield Accident Lawyers
The Texas law firm of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Ritch, L.L.P. has in-depth experience with these petroleum industry accidents. The oilfield accident lawyers at WigRum are able to help injured refinery and oilfield workers and their families pursue whatever benefits are available to them through workers’ compensation laws, as well as pursuing claims and lawsuits for personal injury and/or wrongful death to insure justice is obtained for physical injuries, disabilities, impairments, along with coverage of medical expenses and any long term health care needs.
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