Oil Field Accidents

February Oilfield Worker’s Death

April 9, 2015

In February, an oilfield worker was killed on the job in Bowie, Texas. According to the Times Record News, the 29-year-old man from Nocona died as a result of exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). Law enforcement officials just received the toxicology report confirming the cause of death. At this time, the incident is still…

Two Dead in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

January 6, 2015

Early on Friday, December 19, two people were killed during an explosion and oil rig fire in Coalgate, Oklahoma. According to KSWO News Channel Seven, the incident happened sometime in the early morning, at an oil rig about two miles west of Coalgate, in Southeast Oklahoma. Gary Keenen of Ada, 26 years old, and Kelsey…

Wichita Falls Oil Field Worker Injured

December 9, 2014

On Thursday afternoon, an oil field worker was injured at a worksite off of FM 367. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at Mitchell Ranch, near Highway 25. Christopher Beck, the 19-year-old victim, was injured when something went wrong with one of the booms. He was airlifted to the hospital due to…

Multiple Fatality Crashes and Natural Gas Extraction in Texas

September 23, 2014

Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported on the disturbing link between multiple-fatality crashes and the boom in natural gas extraction across the state. Specifically, they reported on “triple tragedies,” where three people are killed in one motor vehicle crash. According to the Houston Chronicle, in 2010, there were 72 fatalities from crashes that took at…