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Workplace Accidents

Recent Posts in Workplace Accidents Category

  • Discrimination Against Maritime Employees

    Working in an offshore or maritime industry, such as oil or gas drilling, shipping, commercial fishing, and numerous others, carries significant risk. The regular offshore excursions these workers take makes an accident possible in numerous different ways, and in many cases these accidents can result in potentially devastating and life-impacting injuries. Because of this, companies with maritime ...
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  • OSHA's Regulations on Oilfield Injuries

    According to the United States Department of Labor, more than 450,000 people worked in the gas and oil extraction industries in 2011, with many of these employees working in oil fields on a regular basis. Oilfield work can be extremely dangerous and involve many industrial procedures which require specialized training and equipment to be conducted safely. Unfortunately, the Occupational Safety and ...
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  • 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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