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It is common knowledge that the oil and gas industry is high-risk. Large equipment and volatile materials make accidents a very real possibility. When offshore accidents do happen, they are often catastrophic. In addition, just getting to offshore rigs can be dangerous for oil and gas industry workers. A large percentage of worker fatalities occur from helicopter crashes and other transportation ...
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The Risks of an Offshore Worker’s Job

Offshore drilling and mining have been instrumental in providing the United States with the natural resources it needs to sustain its economy and way of life. However, the inherent risks to every worker on an offshore project make it a dangerous industry to choose as a career. The threats to a worker's well-being include both physical injury and psychological trauma. This occupation requires an ...
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The dangers of offshore drilling only exponentially increase as rigs drill deeper than they ever have before. In the frenetic search for new resources to relieve the scarcity of oil deposits, boundaries are being pushed, tested, and occasionally crossed altogether. As technology strives to keep up with the demand, offshore oil companies invest millions, even billions, into their rigs in order to ...
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A Look into Life upon an Offshore Drilling Rig

Living and working on an island with a two weeks on, two weeks off schedule sounds like the dream. For offshore workers, it’s their life. However, this life presents its own set of challenges. While the schedule is certainly ideal, it is purposefully designed to provide a built-in balance to the long hours and close quarters experienced aboard the rig. Islands in their own right, offshore rigs ...
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The team at Arnold & Itkin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a client who was injured in a pier accident. The man suffered serious injuries while standing on a pier that was suddenly hit by a marine vessel. The accident took place in Galena Park, Texas. Our maritime accident attorneys will be seeking to hold the owner and operator of the vessel accountable for the damages and injuries he caused to ...
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Reducing Danger to Offshore Oil & Gas Workers

Drilling for oil is a dangerous career choice. The fatality rate for oil and gas extraction workers is 7 times higher than the national on-the-job average. With a 71% increase in the number of drilling rigs from 2003 to 2013, the industry is becoming more dangerous every year, with the annual death toll in Texas alone rising from 35 in 2003 to 45 in 2010. The annual rate of injuries illness, and ...
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Aging Maritime Fleets

When it comes to aging ships, the U.S. is soon to face some serious challenges. Experts say that vessels are going to start retiring at a rate that is faster than the rate at which they can be replaced. Not only are aging ships an economic setback, but they also pose a risk to maritime workers. Offshore workers who are employed on these aging ships run a higher risk of being involved in accidents ...
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The offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was seriously injured during a mooring operation. The seaman was struck and pulled by a line, causing severe injuries to his leg, as well as other parts of his body. Due to the extensive nature of his injuries, the seaman required surgery and developed additional medical and health complications. The man’s ...
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