The recent incident in Pittsburgh County, where an oil and gas employee got injured in a fire and explosion accident, had put the spotlight on the dangers of working in an oilfield. While such incidents get much coverage both in television and print media, it’s not the only potential danger facing workers in the oil and gas industry. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that workers are more likely to be injured by a falling object than become a victim of a fire and explosion in an oilfield.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), with the help of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), are working relentlessly to monitor the number of non-fatal and fatal injuries while working in an oilfield. This is most especially true in Oklahoma, where the number of recorded oilfield injuries are found to be significantly higher compared to other oil-dependent states such as Louisiana, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Based on the 2015 BLS data, transportation accidents at work are the most common cause of an oilfield injury. Since workers and equipment are more likely to be transported in and out of the well and drill sites, there’s a high probability of getting injured in a vehicle collision while at work. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tLe483