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Recent Posts in Oil Field Rig Explosion Category

  • Major Causes of Industrial Fires & Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 10-Aug-2018

    According to the National Fire Association (NFPA), an average of 37,000 fires occur in industrial and manufacturing properties every year—with an average of 16 killed, over 250 injured, and more than $1 billion in property damage. These incidents occur frequently for many different reasons. However, most of them lead back to employer negligence. Below are some of the most common causes of ...
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  • Update on Monday's Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jan-2018

    The Oklahoma rig explosion that occurred Monday is now thought to have ended in fatalities. The five men who were presumed missing are now presumed to have passed in the rig explosion. A Pittsburg County Sheriff has stated that the mission in regards to these men has turned from “rescue to recovery.” The site is reportedly still hot from the fires that burned until last night. A ...
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  • Worker Injured in Oilfield Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Feb-2017

    Yesterday afternoon, an oilfield explosion occurred less than 4 miles west of Quinton, OK (about 2 hours east of Oklahoma City). The well, which is owned by Trinity Operating, exploded when a worker was opening the valve on the well head. He suffered burns to the lower half of his body and was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Tulsa. His condition is currently unknown. The resulting ...
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  • Houston County Worker Injured in Tanker Rig Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Dec-2016

    Channel 7 KLTV recently reported on a story involving a Texas Energy worker injured in a sudden explosion. The event took place around 8am Thursday morning in the Austonio area of Houston County, at the Texas Energy plant on State Highway 21 west of Crockett. According to Sherriff Darrel Bobbitt, the injured man was welding on a tanker rig at the Texas Energy plant when either he set off an ...
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  • Worker Killed & 3 Injured in ND Oil Well Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 21-Jun-2016

    An oil well explosion and fire near Waterford City, ND took the life of one worker and caused serious injuries to three others. The explosion occurred at a well site operated by XTO Energy Inc.—which is a subsidiary of prominent ExxonMobil—on Saturday morning. By the time emergency workers arrived on the scene, the fire was already out. Two of the workers suffered third-degree burns to ...
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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 ...
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  • History of Recent Industrial Disasters in the United States

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Jul-2015

    Industrial workers are the backbone of the American economy. They manufacture many of the nation’s most important goods and exports. The industrial plants they work in are testament to American ingenuity and hard work. However, their complexity can lead to catastrophic disaster if safety protocols are not strictly adhered to or short cuts are taken in order to increase capacity. Timeline Of ...
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  • Oil Field Rig Explosion Results in 3 Deaths in West Texas

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-Mar-2015

    Early Tuesday morning an oil field rig in West Texas exploded, causing the deaths of three workers. According to reports, the accident took place near Rankin, which is about 40 miles south of Midland. The well is owned by Parsley Energy of Midland, which owns significant acreage in the Permian Basin. However, all the workers were reportedly employed by Mason Well Service Ltd., located in Odessa. ...
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