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Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

A Wisconsin family survived, but the house was a total loss. Then, to add insult to injury, Tony and Angie Plourde learned that “a $30 natural gas detector could have prevented” the explosion that destroyed their home and could easily have killed them.
February 23 had just been an...


NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

Did a part that was improperly installed in 1998 cause a fatal gas explosion in 2017? If the findings of a recent report by the National Transportation Safety Board are accurate, the answer is yes. But that report may mean nothing to the widow of a utility worker seeking justice for her...

Top 8 Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Pipeline Workers

Top 8 Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Pipeline Workers

Pipelining is one of the best oilfield jobs around, especially for those who love working outdoors, making good money and meeting great people on the road. However, oil and gas pipeline workers know the job comes with risks. The key is to minimize those risks.
Oil and gas pipeline work is...

Falls Still Leading Cause of Death for Oilfield Workers

Falls Still Leading Cause of Death for Oilfield Workers

Oilfield jobs are among the most dangerous of all occupations, and falls are still a leading cause of death for oil and gas extraction workers. While safety practices have certainly decreased the number of oilfield worker deaths over the last 15 years, they haven’t made much of a dent when it...

5 Oilfield Trucker Safety Tips

5 Oilfield Trucker Safety Tips

Transportation plays a massive role in the oil and gas industry, and oil and gas truckers are indispensable, highly valuable crew members.
Unfortunately, oilfield drivers are subject to more injuries than any other worker in the industry.
According to the National Institute for...