A fire last night near Coalgate on an oil drilling rig, which killed two young oilfield workers and critically injured two others, highlights the dangers that roughnecks face on a daily basis. The fire happened around midnight Thursday on the rig which is located about two miles west of Coalgate in Coal County, between Ada and Atoka. Officials are investigating the cause of the fire. The rig is owned by Pablo Energy of Amarillo, Texas.
Flammable chemicals, heavy equipment and large moving mechanical parts often are the cause of serious oilfield injuries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industries in 2013 accounted for 73 percent of the fatal work injuries in the mining sector.
Take action today to protect your family if you’ve been seriously hurt or have had a family member killed in an explosion, fire or other life-changing tragedy on an oil rig. It doesn’t cost anything to call and talk to an experienced attorney who can help your family decide on what steps to take next. We have successfully helped people hurt in oilfield activities obtain financial compensation for their losses. Call 1-877-392-4878 or email us to get answers to your questions.