At noon today I drove by the Braden Exploration well site on FM 730 just north of Denton Creek and saw emergency vehicles with lights flashing. The Wise County Messenger news room said an oilfield worker was hit in the face with some pipe. He was careflighted to a DFW hospital.
No mention of it on the Wise County Messenger website.
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Typical operator secrets. Everything is either “tight lipped”, “no talk”, “tight hole”, or “silent”–Cheney type.
Yep!!! Then they fire ya!!!
What? You get hurt then get fired? Do they pay medical bills or anything?
Wow! That’s so cold and heartless. It’s not like they are hurting for money or anything. The industry made $400 billion in PROFIT last year. It seems like they could take care of their people, at least.
another incident happened 02102008 on a rig site in Forestburge. Subject was hit in the head by 2 tons and a broke arm–no talk about that either.
Yep–so far–still praying.It’s been a year and he still has massive headaches. God bless all oil field workers. Keep safe and always watch out for the other!!!!That’s team work with a happy family!!!
What? 2 tons? In Forestburg? That’s really close to where I live. Is he alright?
They don’t report these accidents because they know the public would demand better safety and that might cost them a little bit of their profit.
Maybe with better regulation, we can get a better, safer deal for oil field workers. The job is dangerous enough without having all the chemicals that can make you sick.
I would love to talk to some oil field workers about this.
WEll,maybe you will. Take care.