the dangers of working in the oil and gas industry

The Dangers of Working in the Oil and Gas Industry

March 26, 2020

There are many professions that pose a significant risk of injury to their employees. Some of the most notorious include: Logging Fishing Aircraft pilots Roofers Ironworkers Construction workers Professions that work with animals In addition to this list above, the oil and gas industry is also a risky industry rife…

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Burn Injury Survivor: Zane’s Story of Recovery

February 28, 2020

A person who suffers from burn injuries has to deal with much more than simply pain. Burns can come with long-term pain, disfigurement, extended need for treatment, and emotional distress. A study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) linked stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with…

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the worst documented oil and gas rig injuries

The Worst Documented Oil and Gas Rig Injuries

July 30, 2019

The oil and gas drilling industries are often considered the most dangerous in the United States. Workers in oil and gas exploration and production are confronted with dangerous job-related threats every minute of each and every work day. From 2003 to 2016, there were 1,485 oil and gas workers killed…

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GAS EXPLOSION IN CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP SENDS 4 WORKERS TO HOSPITAL

December 17, 2018

On Thursday night, December 13, a MarkWest natural gas processing plant in Chartiers Township, was shut down after four workers were injured in a fire. In a statement from Marathon Petroleum (parent company to MarkWest), company representatives said that the fire began around 6:00 PM that night and described the…

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LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR GAS, OIL, OR SHALE?

April 13, 2018

LOOKING TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR GAS, OIL, OR SHALE? THE OIL AND GAS ATTORNEYS AT GODDARD LAW PLLC USE OUR RESOURCES TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOURS. The Appalachian region has always been blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Most recently, the Marcellus and Utica shale plays…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES

February 14, 2018

The oil and gas industry is thriving in West Virginia. The Marcellus Shale formation running from New York to Tennessee covers the vast majority of West Virginia. Most companies drilling into the Marcellus Shale use a horizontal drilling technique. After drilling vertically to the depth that reaches slightly above the…

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OIL AND GAS RESOURCES

February 1, 2018

THE WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION-OFFICE OF OIL AND GAS Locate existing and permitted wells and view reported production data both from vertical wells and horizontal Marcellus wells. http://www.dep.wv.gov/oil-and-gas/Pages/default.aspx THE OHIO DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES-DIVISION OF OIL AND GAS Report emergencies and locate existing and permitted wells. This site…

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OIL AND GAS LAW

January 1, 2018

his blog is intended to provide an overview of many of the legal issues and topics that affect the mineral owner clients of Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of an oil and gas attorney. If you have questions about your rights,…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES AND DEATH IN WV

January 13, 2015

There are a lot of oil and gas operations in West Virginia. Drilling rigs are running, and permits are being filed throughout our region. As discussed in http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059986375, oil and gas deaths reached a record high in 2012. In West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, one firm is ideally situated to represent…

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OIL AND GAS INJURIES AND DEATH IN WV – DON’T BE HURT TWICE

January 8, 2015

The natural gas boom associated with the Marcellus and Utica shale has helped north central West Virginia in a lot of ways. There are good paying jobs, and hotels are filled with employees and contractors from all over the U.S. When these folks come to Harrison, Doddridge, Wetzel, or Tyler…

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