Oil Field Injuries
Being Struck By Large Oil Field Objects
Extensive steel rigging and heavy pipes are commonplace on the oil derricks. Particularly in the early stages of oil field development, these materials are constantly being hoisted into place. It is little surprise that the highest percentage of oil field related fatalities results from laborers being struck by large objects. Workers are asked to construct and tear down riggings and to insert and remove pipes on a regular basis. This contact can lead to injuries and death during the oil exploration process.
Oil Field Transportation
In the oil field exploration industry, it is common for employees to be transported great distances for work. Travel to and from the oil fields accounts for a large portion of the oil field related accidents and fatalities. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that highway transportation accidents, including car accidents and trucking accidents, account for 1 in 5 of the worker fatalities associated with oil and gas exploration.