Natchez man dies in oilfield accident
Natchez, Mississippi – A 56-year-old man was killed in the oilfield accident when a pipe cap blew off or exploded off a large pipe and hit him in the chest.
The deceased, Gene Radzewicz died Tuesday of blunt chest trauma to the chest according to the local Adams County Medical Examiner.
The oil field worker was pronounced dead at Natchez Regional Medical Center.
Witnesses say that Radzewicz was working at an oil site near the former International Paper Mill when the accident happenedand the pipe was under high pressure when it exploded flying.
Oil Field Injury Accidents
Oil field drilling whether it is onshore or offshore can be very dangerous. In fact oil rig explosions, pipeline explosion accidents and frac work accidents are some of the most costly in human lives. The oilfield workers handling of heavy pipe, tongs, slips, cables, drill stems, and other equipment also involves health and safety risks. Noise, vibration and exposure to toxic chemicals are further issues in both upstream and downstream operations. Oil rig accidents and oil field accidents happen daily, and under most circumstance they could have been prevented but for the negligence or carelessness of one or more companies, 3rd parties, co-employees, employers, well owner and driling contractors.
Oil Field Injury Accidents
As oil fields accidents happen sometime in remote and hostile environments. Many oilfield accidents happen as the result of the exploitation of the oilfield workers requiring them to reside at or near the workplaces for long periods, in rotation. Working conditions associated with this pattern of living and working have many special features that can cause problems: e.g. transportation risks, long shifts, social isolation, in cramped working and sleeping facilities.
Where facilities are located in remote areas,the transportation to and from the installations can also pose significant risks. The number of oilfield fatalities has increased in recent years and a single incident is likely to lead to multiple injuries or fatalities.
Reasons For Many Oil Field Injuries
Oilfield workers are often forced to work long periods of time without adequate rest, forced to take chances in the spirit of being a team player, forced to work with some workers that are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, work beside oilfield workers that often take short cuts and ignore established safety standards in order to keep the drilling rig operating at a high profit rate. Another problem is the hiring of green or inexperienced workers that have not been properly trained. Hiring and working oilfield workers that are not skilled, at a fast pace and while some are on drugs, is a recipe for disaster, serious injuries and even death.
Oil Field Injury Attorney
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