Workers on an oilfield are exposed to a wide variety of hazards. Some common examples of oilfield accidents include:
These accidents can cause life-altering and debilitating injuries, including burns, brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord and back injuries, eye injuries. Unfortunately, the oil and gas extraction industry is no stranger to fatal injuries as well — 120 workers were killed on the job in 2015. The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry as a whole had the third largest fatal work injury rate in the United States in 2015.