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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Helder

Did You Know .7% of Workers in Oil and Gas Extraction Are Injured Per Year?

Updated: Jun 12, 2018

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics an estimated .7% of workers in oil and gas extraction are injured a year with 6 fatalities in 2017. The vulnerability of work sites in the construction and oil & gas industries are apparent.

An article written by E&E news reporter, Mike Soraghan, states that the upstream oil and gas industry has one of the highest rates of severe injuries in the country, according to an E&E News analysis of workplace injury data. Soraghan's article "Oil and Gas Industry Leads in Severe Injuries" provides severe injury rate data from 2015-16 for several industries. Not surprisingly, there is a high number of worker deaths in addition to amputation of fingers and fingertips, as well as leg fractures.

Bottom line: It takes more than OSHA training to prevent injuries. It takes compliance of safety guidelines, regular on-the-job safety audits, and the use of the right tools for the job. How does your company prevent on-the-job injuries? We want to hear from you.

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