The bodies of five workers killed in a drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County on Monday, Jan. 22, were recovered on Tuesday as investigators searched for a cause for the deadliest oil and gas accident since 2010. Continue reading “Five Dead After Pittsburg County Drilling Rig Explosion”
Oil Drilling Rig Injuries, Deaths
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.Continue reading “Oil Drilling Rig Injuries, Deaths”
Tank Battery Explosions Can Be Dangerous and Even Deadly
Oil fields can be dangerous places for workers, with injuries likely to be severe or even causing death.
An explosion at a tank battery in Bristow, Okla., this morning killed one man and caused a work injury to another person who required hospitalization.
With heavy equipment, flammable chemicals, moving mechanical parts and an industrial environment, oil fields often are the site of oilfield injuries which can have long recovery times.Continue reading “Tank Battery Explosions Can Be Dangerous and Even Deadly”
Dangers of Fracking
Fracking is in the news everywhere with more environmental and health problems being announced almost as quickly as the cancer-causing chemicals are forced into the earth. Continue reading “Dangers of Fracking”