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Three Killed in Chesapeake Oil Rig Explosion

Three Killed in Chesapeake Oil Rig Explosion

A third worker has now died from injuries caused in a Chesapeake Energy Inc. oil well explosion that occurred around 3:30 pm, Wednesday, January 29 just south of Caldwell, Texas. According to Chesapeake, one worker died on-site and a second worker died from severe injuries the next...





Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Last January, five oil workers were killed in a fire and explosion at a Quinton, Oklahoma drilling rig. This was the deadliest drilling accident in the U.S. since 2010, when 11 workers died in the Gulf of Mexico on the Deepwater Horizon rig. Patterson Rig 219 was owned and operated by...

American Oilfield Deaths Equal to American Military Killed in Afghanistan

American Oilfield Deaths Equal to American Military Killed in Afghanistan

There’s no question working in the oil and gas fields is a dangerous job. Still, most members of the public do not realize just how dangerous it is. In the nine years between 2008 and 2017, 1,566 workers died of injuries sustained while working in oil and gas drilling, and that’s almost...

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...