Working on an oilfield can be incredibly dangerous. In fact, the high number
of accidents in the oil and gas industries makes Texas the 5th most dangerous state in which to work. Just recently, an oilfield worker
in Midland County was involved in an accident. According to officials,
a crew was setting up a small rig between some power lines when one of
the men touched the rig as it hit the power lines, causing 14,000 volts
to rush through him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
People who work in the oil industry often deal with heavy and dangerous
machinery, sometimes working for extended periods of time. Sleep deprivation
can seriously increase their chances of making a mistake in the field,
which is why having more people there to watch your back is incredibly vital.
Likewise, it’s essential to pay attention to the things around you
when working in any job. However, being aware of your surroundings is
especially significant in dangerous industries. Had one of the people
at the scene of the accident been aware the worker had been touching the
rig, the accident might have been avoided, and the man would’ve
gone home later that day, tired but alive.
If you work in a dangerous industry, make sure you and your coworkers are
paying attention to everything happening around you. However, if you or
a loved one have been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to call our
San Antonio oil field accident attorney.
The Law Offices of George P. Escobedo & Associates, PLLC has more than a decade of legal experience to offer your case. Let us
see if we can get you compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
at (210) 807-3178 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation
with us today.