Reporters from the Houston Chronicle analyzed U.S. OSHA investigation data on fatal workplace accidents in Texas from 2007 through 2011. They found that while other workplace fatalities have declined, the death rate in the oil and gas extraction industry has increased.
To put it in perspective though, our Texas work accident lawyers note that the oil and gas industry has shown more growth than other occupations in the state. However, due to intense trucking traffic on the narrow rural highways of the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas development and the inherent dangers in drilling and energy extraction, the oil and gas drilling industry remains among the state’s most dangerous occupations.
197 oil field workers died on the job from 2007 through 2011 in Texas, at an average rate of 39 annually. OSHA investigated 84 of these cases. Other worker fatalities were linked to traffic accidents. Click here to read about the alarmingly high fatality rate for workers and locals involved in Eagle Ford Shale area traffic accidents.
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