Reporters have a tough job learning how many oilfield workers have died in the Eagle Ford Shale boom.
How many workers have died in the Eagle Ford Shale?
Posted on 05/08/2013 by John Tedesco
When we checked out the industry’s safety record in February, we found 11 employees who had suffered horrific deaths at drilling sites in the Eagle Ford Shale.
Now we know the death toll is up to 13 workers — and that number is likely to increase as more information trickles out about accidents that occurred in 2012, a year of intense drilling activity in the shale region south of San Antonio.
It’s even harder to track the injuries. Unless they show up on emergency scanners, no one knows about the injuries.
The cliché “time is money” is Bible-truth at rig sites, and the rush to get the job done is often an underlying cause of many oilfield accidents, Ammons said.
If they are in such haste that people’s lives and limbs mean nothing, is it realistic to believe they will take care with our water and air?