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Jul 23, 2019

Oil Field Workers and Heat Stroke

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Oilfield workers in Oklahoma are particularly vulnerable to suffering heat stroke during the hottest months of the year. The risk for heat stroke is higher under direct sun and hot conditions which are commonly found at these oil field operations, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Although heat stroke is one of the most severe [...]

May 21, 2019

Hand Injuries Pose Great Risks to Oil and Gas Workers

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Anyone who has ever sliced open a knuckle, or broken or sprained a finger, understand just how difficult it is to navigate the world when one of your hands isn’t working the right way. For oil and gas workers, however, the types of hand injuries they face are far more severe. In some cases, the injuries can lead [...]

Apr 2, 2019

The Consequences for Construction and Oil Field Workers Exposed to Electric Shock

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Electric shocks in the construction and oil field sector are all too common. They’re often deadly. Electric shock in its simplest term is human contact with electricity. The more electrical voltage there is, the more the worker is likely to die or suffer severe life-changing injuries. Most households have voltage that ranges between 110-220 volts. Construction sites and [...]

Jan 29, 2019

Severe Injury Rates Among Oil and Gas Workers Remain High

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The oil and gas extraction industry has one of the highest severe injury rates in the nation, according to an E&E News report detailing workplace injury data. According to some measures, the industry leads the pack among all industries in this category. When examining available recorded data, more severe injuries occur in oil and gas than virtually every [...]

Oct 16, 2018

Why Extinguishing Well Oil Fires Requires Years and Years of Experience

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Station KGOU (an Oklahoma NPR affiliate) recently conducted an interview with Sarah Terry-Cobo, a senior reporter for the Journal Record, about her story on a special group of oil field workers, known as “Hellfighters.” Hellfightersare frequently called in to handle well explosions. Ms. Terry-Cobo explained that a great deal of training is required to respond properly to oil [...]

Sep 18, 2018

The Dangerous Business of Oil Field Drilling

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The practice of onshore and offshore oil extraction is a dangerous business in Oklahoma and other parts of the nation. The risks associated with tasks performed in and around oil drills are considerable. The work involves heavy equipment, combustible materials, and intense pressure. According to information gathered by OSHA, workers in the oil and gas industry are 600 [...]

Aug 13, 2018

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

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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 [...]

Jun 26, 2018

New Tariffs Could Threaten Oil Production in Oklahoma

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President Trump recently announced he is going forward with his plan to apply tariffs on imported steel and aluminum—25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. When he announced his initial plan in March, U.S. allies Canada, Mexico, and the European Union were to be exempt, but the most recent announcement includes all three. The plan has been met with [...]

Jun 12, 2018

What Is an Oil Well Blowout?

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Oil well blowouts cause death and catastrophic injuries. A blowout of an oil well is an uncontrolled release of crude oil. Prior to the 1920s, according to Petro-Online, blowouts (also called gushers) were quite common. Today, pressure release systems help control the release of oil. Blowouts occur when the pressure release systems fail. They can occur if a [...]

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