A worker is injured on the job every seven
seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council. Although every job
carries a level of risk, some occupations are inherently more dangerous than
others, and Oklahoma happens to be home to a number of high-risk professions.
In this post, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys at Law examine some of the most dangerous
occupations in the state and discuss what to do if you suffer a job-related
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”
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”