With the expansion of natural gas and oil exploration and drilling in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale formation, the risk of accidents and injury is on the rise in Texas. It is a simple fact that, even with all of the steps taken to ensure safety, an increase in activity creates more opportunity for accidents to occur.
Some of the types of accidents that may occur include:
- Accidents in the oil fields — Pipeline explosions, gas leaks and other types of accidents can leave oil field workers, construction workers and residents with serious injuries or fatalities.
- More car and truck accidents on our roads due to increased traffic — As the commercial activity in our area continues to expand, there is a dramatic increase in the transportation of oil field equipment and other traffic. This level of traffic is something new to our rural areas and can increase the likelihood of serious automobile accidents.