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Common Safety Concerns in the Oil Industry

Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Jul-2015

The oil industry is among the largest and most powerful industries in the United States, but it is also among the most dangerous. Oil industry workers suffer a workplace fatality rate seven times higher than the average industry. From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil industry workers were killed on the job – an average of just over 100 fatalities per year.

Due to the nature of the oil industry, much of the work is inherently dangerous and minor mishaps can turn into catastrophic accidents under certain conditions. Because of this, it is vital that oil companies implement and follow safety regulations that are outlined by government regulators.

Common Safety Concerns in the Oil Industry

Below are some of the most common causes of accidents in the oil industry.

  • Worker fatigue
  • Inexperienced workers
  • Human error
  • Fires at vessels and tanks
  • Mismatched hose connections
  • Welding / flammables / purging
  • Pipe ruptures
  • Dropped objects on drilling rigs

Arnold & Itkin Represents Injured Oil Workers

At Arnold & Itkin, we are proud to represent oil workers who have been injured in accidents that were caused by poor safety concerns. We represent oil workers all across the country and have gone toe-to-toe with the biggest oil companies in the world. We understand what it takes to get the best possible results for our clients. In the last 5 years alone, we recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements. If you have been injured in an oil field accident, contact us today to learn how we can help you.

Client's portion of total recovery may be subject to Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement claims, Medicare/Medicaid liens or other third-party claims or liens. These verdicts and settlements are intended to be representative of cases handled by Arnold & Itkin, LLP. These listings are not a guarantee or prediction of the outcome of any other claims.

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