Oil and Gas Accident Statistics
Steven M. Lee
Construction sites contain many hazardous materials that can cause burns, broken bones, head injuries or even death. Oil and gas accidents are eight times more likely to occur than any other type of work-related accident. It’s important to learn the statistics of oil and gas accidents, so you know what to keep an eye out for while at work. If you’ve already been injured, learn how you’ve become a statistic, and how you can seek retribution for your suffering by using a Houston personal injury attorney.
Types of Accidents that End Up in Claims
Twenty eight percent of oil and gas accidents end up in a claim. This is the most commonly claimed accident. Closely following this type of accident is seismic drilling. This type of accident accounts for about 20% of claims. Next in line is oil and gas field servicing with 19% and then oil and gas drilling with 12%.
Falling, overexertion and having an object strike a person are three of the most common causes of oil and gas accidents. Twenty six percent of people suffer from strains, and 17 % of people experience a fracture from these accidents. Back strain and contusion are also common injuries.
From 2002 to 2007, the number of deaths neared 600. There was a 70% increase in deaths during that period. For more information, read about causes and legal rights pertaining to oil and gas accidents.
If injured in a construction accident involving oil and gas pipelines, you need legal representation. Steve Lee is a Houstonpersonal injury attorney who has helped thousands of injured clients receives the compensation they deserve. Contact Steve Lee today at (713) 921-4171.
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