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Blog Posts in April, 2016

  • Recent Fires Display Dangers of Oil Refining Industry

    On March 16 th , 2016, two massive fireballs from a refinery fire at ExxonMobil’s Torrance oil refining facility lit up the night sky, forcing closures on local roads and causing a large black cloud of smoke to accumulate under the area’s thick marine layer. This latest fire, sparked when a mylar balloon struck a nearby transmission line, marked the second accident in just 13 months for the ...
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  • Leading Causes of Recreational Boat Accidents

    Boating safety must be a priority for anyone who visits the waters this upcoming summer season. When people act negligently or recklessly on the waves, boating accidents can and do occur. According to statistics obtained by the United States Coast Guard, over 500 Americans will lose their lives to a boating accident each year and even thousands more will suffer injuries that range from slight to ...
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  • Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

    Petroleum drilling is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Danger can be found in nearly every stage of the oil extraction and production process, placing workers at risk of injury from explosions, toxic chemical exposure, and falls from extreme heights. A report from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) shows that more than 4,000 oilfield workers are injured at work ...
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