Shocking truth about oil rig injures
The Houston Chronicle reported that more than 400,000 people were employed in the Texas oil and natural gas sector. In 2014, the same journal stated that 40% of all oil field deaths occur in Texas. Obviously, the oil fields are pumping crude at an ever-increasing rate, but with this business success comes the often untold story of injury and death.
Even worse, many of these injuries go unreported. Oil companies are not required to report most injuries, so an accurate appraisal of injury numbers is impossible. If an on-the-job oil field injury isn’t reported immediately to supervisors, it’s likely the worker’s compensation claim will be denied.