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Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

The fiancé of a man who was fatally electrocuted at a West Texas drilling site filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that employed him and its subcontractor. KeAndre Lamon Ross was electrocuted using a power-washer outside the rig’s generator house when he touched a metal box used to protect the rig’s wiring. Working… Read More »

Outdated Welding Caused Exxon Oil Spill in Mayflower, Arkansas

A recently released report found that the Arkansas oil spill that leaked thousands of barrels of oil in March was caused by an outdated welding process. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s pipeline had cracks that ruptured near Mayflower, sending about 5,000 barrels of oil into the neighborhood. The pipeline was built in the 1940s, but the report… Read More »

Man and Son-in-Law Killed by Toxic Gas Exposure

A man and his son-in-law were killed in an oilfield-related accident recently one mile northeast of Clafin, Kansas. The man was fixing a leaky valve and asked his son-in-law to bring him additional parts. Unfortunately, both were overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas, a byproduct of oil and natural gas production, and suffocated from the toxic… Read More »

South Texas Oil and Gas Companies’ Safety Violations Result in Workers’ Deaths

Julio Barrera, a 25-year-old father with another baby on the way, noticed the derrick tower he was supposed to climb for work was moving, but he was told he would be fired if he didn’t go up. The tower swayed and fell to the ground, crushing and killing him. His widow sued the company that… Read More »

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