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Oil Rig Accident Tragically Kills Worker Near Houston, Texas, Leaves Another Injured

Houston Oilfield Wrongful Death Lawyer | Humble Harris County Oil Rig Accident Kills Worker

An oilfield worker died tragically Wednesday afternoon when part of a drilling rig fell on top of him in a remote area of northeast Harris County, Texas.

A second worker was injured in the incident.

Crew Was Working on Mobile Rig in Humble Area

The July 21st accident occurred as a crew worked on a mobile rig located in the 7000 block of Winfield Road, near Suburban Road, in the Humble area of Harris County, about 10 miles outside of Houston. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the back of the rig collapsed and fell on a male member of the crew

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Second Worker Treated for Shoulder Injury

Paramedics transported a second worker to the hospital with a shoulder injury.

So far, authorities in Harris County have not disclosed the name of either victim or identified their employer. It’s also not known what caused part of the rig to fall.

The deadly accident remains under investigation.

Falling Equipment a Leading Cause of Oilfield Worker Deaths

Oil and gas workers are seven times more likely to suffer a serious injury on the job compared to workers in all other industries.

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), struck-by/caught-in/caught-between hazards are responsible for three out of every five work-related deaths reported in the oil and gas industry every year.  The majority of these hazards involve moving vehicles or equipment, high-pressure lines, and falling objects and equipment.

Oil and gas companies are required to comply with specific OSHA regulations intended to minimize these hazards.  For example, they must provide hard hats and other necessary equipment to protect workers from falling objects.  Companies are also required to perform daily inspections, see that all rigging equipment is properly maintained and in good repair, and ensure workers receive the training needed to perform their jobs safely.

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