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.
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