Undefeated Plant & Refinery Explosion Lawyers
There are approximately 500,000 workers employed in the oil and gas drilling and support industries across the United States, many of whom are exposed to dangerous—and sometimes fatal—hazards on a regular basis.
It’s because of these dangers that it’s so critical that companies follow corporate and federal safety standards, properly maintain their equipment, ensure that jobs are properly manned, and perform Job Safety Analysis evaluations.
Common hazards associated with oil and gas drilling operations include:
- Truck and other motor vehicle collisions;
- Falling equipment and combustible high-pressure lines;
- Explosions and fires due to ignition of flammable vapors and gases;
- Confined space safety hazards, including ignition of flammable vapors or gases;
- Back and neck injuries from lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively;
- Dropped objects and unsecured loads;
- Electrocution from uncontrolled electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic, equipment; and
- Overhead hazards due to improperly secured loads or unsafe crane operations
Common Causes of Plant, Pipeline and Refinery Accidents
Over the years, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) have investigated thousands of accidents at petroleum refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities, tolling operations, chemical distributors, and other facilities. Common causes of plant and refinery accidents investigated by these agencies include:
- Inadequate hazard review or process hazards analysis;
- Use of inappropriate or poorly designed equipment, including failing to maintain or repair equipment;
- Inadequate indications of process conditions needed to clearly identify unsafe process conditions;
- Warnings going unheeded; and
- Inadequate employee training, including operator error.
Many of the accidents that occur at plants and refineries could have been prevented if the employer took adequate protections to protect its employees and to maintain a safe workplace. If an employer fails to provide a safe workplace for its workers, then the employer can be liable for significant damages. An experienced Texas plant and refinery accident attorney can help an injured employee recover damages from an employer.
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Having successfully represented injured workers in connection with some of the most catastrophic plant and refinery accidents in recent history, our Refinery Explosion Lawyers have the knowledge, experience and resources to ensure that you and your family recover the compensation you deserve.
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