Here in Texas, the oil industry is growing steadily and changing the lives of many residents for the better. Even so, it is not without risk to those who work in the oil fields and live in the surrounding area. Efforts are underway to impose new safety regulations, meant to minimize industrial accidents and keep employees and the public safe. Lately, these efforts have spawned opposition from the industry.
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Here in Texas, many families are a part of the oil industry. This industry is responsible for creating jobs, improving the state's economy and bettering citizens lives overall. Unfortunately, there are risks with jobs in an oilfield that sometimes harm employees. These often labor-intensive occupations can cause employees to suffer injuries and may even be lethal. One father here in Texas is mourning the loss of his son who died in one of these industrial accidents.
The oil industry here in Texas has greatly benefited our citizens. The creation of new jobs and boost to our local economy has had a ripple effect even to those who do not directly work in the industry. Unfortunately, this also means that there have been some negative effects as well. Experts say they have seen a rise in crashes in communities where the oil industry is concentrated. One automobile accident involving oilfield workers has many authorities questioning the possible ramifications associated with the booming oil industry.
In Texas, oil mining is a way of life for many families. Many people in our state depend on the industry for their livelihood. However, there are times when this industry poses a danger to employees of an oil mining company, EMS responders and innocent bystanders. Recently, the unthinkable occurred, and a disposal well exploded near Nixon. A man was injured and sent to the hospital with unspecified injuries, but the accident could have been much worse, even resulting in a wrongful death.
Thick, black smoke covering the sky is a scary sight when being told to evacuate your home. Knowing that liquefied petroleum is mixing with the air one is breathing can lead to questions about personal safety, the safety of loved ones and also possible negligent actions that caused the situation in the first place. Residents of Milford, Texas, recently faced this dilemma when a nearby natural gas pipeline exploded.
No matter how much a person loves his or her job, sometimes it’s just not easy to wake up on Monday morning for yet another week of the grind. A new week of work brings fresh stresses, projects and worries, but for workers in a handful of industries, it also brings yet another week of injury risk.