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Common Causes of Drilling Accidents

Oil field occupations are among the most arduous and dangerous in the country. Dallas injury lawyer Windle Turley has decades of experience fighting on behalf of oil-field accident victims.

The extraction of petroleum requires reliable structures, dependable equipment and adequate safety measures. Unfortunately for many oil workers and their families, not all working conditions are ideal, and result in fatal or serious injuries. The most common causes of oil and gas accidents include:

Falls: Many traumatic head, neck and spinal injuries can result from falling from a significant height or slipping on a slick surface.

Harmful exposure: Exposure to fire, harmful chemicals or toxic gasses are common hazards in oil and gas occupations.

Safety deficiencies: Sometimes, inadequate safety measures are implemented on a jobsite. Other times, despite appropriate guidelines, companies fail to sufficiently communicate safety procedures or train workers on proper mechanical use and emergency response procedures.

Equipment failure: Corroded pipes, worn cables, loose tongs, and collapsing equipment can lead to many serious injuries.

A job-related injury can affect a worker’s future earning potential and the well-being of his or her family. Long hours, demanding production expectations and unsafe working conditions can have devastating physical consequences for oil rig workers, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Dismemberment
  • Burns
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injury

If you or a family member has suffered from an oil field accident, please contact Dallas injury lawyer Windle Turley today by calling (214) 691-4025 or by completing the form on this page to schedule your free consultation. The Turley Law Firm welcomes clients throughout Texas and the nation.

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