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Oil & Gas

Texas Oilfield Injuries

The Eagle Ford Shale’s oil and natural gas resources have brought a lot of jobs and economic opportunity to our area. Unfortunately, the oil boom also caused some companies to take shortcuts that result in greater risk to oil workers where drilling occurs. At an oil and gas drilling site there is simply no room…

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Oil & Gas, Oil Field Accidents, Personal Injury

Eagle Ford Health Problems

Oil and Gas Activity Be Causing Eagle Ford Health Problems A recent investigative report from the San Antonio Express News has brought attention to what seem to be a series of mysterious health problems that have developed in the years since the Eagle Ford Shale’s unprecedented oil and gas boom.  Many people in the area…

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Oil & Gas, Oil Field Accidents

Oil & Gas WARN Act, FLSA Complaints

Crash Leads to Oil & Gas WARN Act, FLSA Complaints The oil and gas boom created a lot of great opportunities for a lot of people, but the oil and gas crisis that has developed because of the price crash over the past year has created a lot of other problems. Unfortunately, the resultant layoffs…

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Oil & Gas

Oil and Gas Worker Hazards

NIOSH, OSHA Issue Alert for New Oil and Gas Worker Hazards Earlier this month, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an alert about newly discovered oil and gas worker hazards. This new alert is related to those workers who manually gauge or sample…

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Chemical Exposure, Oil & Gas, Workplace Safety

Texas Oil and Gas Explosion

Worker Killed in Texas Oil and Gas Explosion According to investigators with the Midland County Fire Marshal’s office, a worker with a water treatment company was killed in a fiery explosion Monday while he was mixing chemicals at an oil and gas services facility near Midland. Currently, the exact cause of the explosion is under…

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Chemical Explosions, Oil & Gas, Plant Explosions

Fracking Silica Standards

New OSHA Fracking Silica Standards Put Employers on Notice The oil and gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) boom in Texas and elsewhere has led to a proliferation in the use of silica sand, which is commonly used with water to break up the shale underground and release the oil or gas. And because of serious health concerns…

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Hydraulic Fracturing, Inhalation Injuries, Oil & Gas