Oilfield injuries are all too common throughout Texas and New Mexico, where drilling for and production of oil and gas are prevalent. Oilfield accidents have devastating effects, often resulting in the tragic loss of life of an oilfield worker. The work is inherently risky, but outside employees from supply companies and other contractors can make the situation worse when their negligence or lack of knowledge of the jobsite contributes to insecure working conditions or equipment errors.
The most common oilfield injuries – falling from rigs, being hit by falling equipment or tools, and explosions — can all cause critical and even fatal injuries.
Oilfield Injuries may be caused by:
- Defective products and machinery
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Improper employee training
- Improper maintenance of equipment
- Inadequate safety procedures
- Negligent operation
Oilfield incidents have increased radically as the industry keeps pace with the demand for oil and gas, leaving injured workers and devastated families in their wake. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a fall or explosion in an oilfield incident, pulling unit incident, compressor station, pumping operation or drilling rig incident, contact the experienced Houston injury lawyers at Craft Law Firm.