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What contributes to dangers in the gas and oil industry?

When Louisiana workers like you spend most of your time around gas and oil on the job, there are numerous dangers that you have to watch out for. Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, are here to help if you've been involved in any accident, explosion, or other harmful incident that has left you with injuries.

Though gas and oil industries usually have very strict safety regulations to cut down on accidents, there will always be room for mistakes. Most of the biggest dangers in your industry likely come from human error. In fact, here are some of the most common causes for dangerous or even deadly accidents on site:

  • Poor training
  • Dangerous spills
  • Ignoring safety regulations
  • Broken or otherwise defective tools and equipment
  • Negligence

With the exception of sudden equipment malfunctions or faulty and defective tools, most of these are entirely preventable. Everyone on a dangerous work site should adhere to the safety guidelines. Your employers should also be taking as much time as necessary to explain these guidelines and let workers know why they're so important.

As for malfunctions and defective tools or equipment, issues can often be traced back to the factories, where defective parts may be discovered. In these cases, negligence could still be at play. It may be the negligence of factory workers, or perhaps a mistake made by workers who are supposed to safely maintain the equipment.

Dealing with the catastrophic injuries that can come from accidents at your workplace can be difficult, time-consuming, and costly. You can read more about dealing with workplace injuries at our web page on personal injury, linked here. You can also contact a legal professional to learn more about your options.

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