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Aug 13, 2018

Five Workers Unaccounted for after an Oklahoma Oil and Gas Field Explosion

By |August 13th, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

Reuters news service reported in January 22, 2018, that five workers were missing after an explosion occurred in an eastern Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. was drilling the well for Red Mountain Energy. Gas from the well was feeding the fire preventing a full search of the area. The fire was extinguished later in [...]

Jul 31, 2018

Mistakes That Workers Often Make in Workers’ Compensation Cases

By |July 31st, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Oklahoma workers who are involved in a workplace accident should immediately consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Without strong representation, you could lose out on your claim for benefits, be denied the medical help you need, or lose out on additional benefits you should be entitled to receive. Employees who act without counsel often: Fail to timely [...]

Jul 10, 2018

CPSC Warns Riders to Keep ATVs Off Paved Roads

By |July 10th, 2018|Auto Accidents|0 Comments

Summer is in full swing, with dozens of outdoor activities waiting for us. For many of the adventurous in Oklahoma, that means ATV riding. Going out on an all-terrain vehicle can be lots of fun, but it's important to avoid an accident and injuries. The U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released a public service announcement about the [...]

May 29, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device Requirement for Commercial Trucks

By |May 29th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial drivers, as of December 2017, use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track important data. The ELDs are similar to the black boxes used in airplanes, and help investigators understand how an Oklahoma truck accident happened. The devices replace written records and logs, which often weren’t accurate and sometimes [...]

May 15, 2018

Why is Thursday Trucking’s “Deadliest Day” of the Week?

By |May 15th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Driver safety technology is evolving, and automakers and trucking companies are paying attention. By installing features like anti-lock brakes, lane drift warnings, blind spot detection, and other safety applications, cars and 18-wheelers should be getting safer. Unfortunately, fatalities continue to occur at an alarming rate on our nation's roads and highways. In Oklahoma and throughout the United States, [...]

Apr 3, 2018

Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion Claims the Lives of Five Workers

By |April 3rd, 2018|Oil Field Accidents|0 Comments

On Monday January 22, 2018, five workers died in an explosion on an oil drilling rig in Oklahoma, which is being considered the deadliest oil and gas accident since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010 which claimed 11 lives. The oil rig that exploded is owned by Patterson-UTI, a Houston-bases drilling and hydraulic fracturing company with an abysmal [...]

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