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Oil & Gas Drilling Accidents

Oilfield accidents can happen during any phase of oil and gas extraction, including drilling oil and gas wells, transportation, pipelines, refining, and other support activities for oil and gas extraction. Oilfield accidents can have many causes and are often attributed to:

  • Failure to:
    • properly communicate safety procedures
    • comply with new safety standards and procedure
    • give proper training to all employees at all levels
    • protect and train visitors to the job site
    • maintain or replace faulty equipment
    • provide adequate safety equipment such as helmets, goggles, and suits
    • provide working fire suppression equipment
    • TRC to cite violations
  • Improper:
    • maintenance and inspection of equipment
    • construction of equipment
    • construction of safety items such as rails, steps, frames, etc.
    • storage of hazardous fluids
  • Cracks and fissures in pipes, lines, and other means of fluid transportation
  • Cracks and fissures in storage units such as tanks, trucks, etc.