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What Are the Most Toxic Substances Found at Oil and Gas Rigs?

It’s not a surprise that coal, gas and oil production in this country introduces dangers to its employees and neighboring citizens. Fossil fuel production is still our number one source of energy, and unfortunately it has turned our world into a desperate and costly place. One main reason that oil production is so deadly is that the production of fossil fuels uses thousands of chemicals and toxins that are dangerous to our health. There are a few ingredients and substances in particular that are especially harmful to our environment. What Are the Most Dangerous Toxic Substances in Oil Production? Benzene: Fossil fuel production uses benzene in oil, coal and natural gas. Benzene is one of the most well-known carcinogens that is specifically linked to diseases such as leukemia, breast cancer, and urinary tract cancers. If an oil rig worker is exposed to benzene, it could reduce red and white blood…
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What Steps Do I Need to Take to Become an Oil Rig Employee?

Our global demand for oil is growing, and the oil/gas industry is under pressure to explain their operations around the country. Louisiana is a state hub for oil rigs, so if you are looking for a new career path that will reward you, the oil rig industry might work for you. However, it’s not easy to become an oil rig employee, and there are a few essential steps you’ll need to take before you call yourself an oil rig worker in Louisiana. What Do I Need to Do to Work on an Oil Rig? Receive the necessary training and certifications: This is probably the most important step in becoming an oil rig worker, because without the proper training and documentation you won’t be able to get the job you want. These necessities include: Meeting basic requirements- age, education, drug test, etc. Make sure you meet any relevant work visa requirements…
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Why is Exxon Mobil Denying Employer Negligence in This Recent Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In a recent wrongful death case, several representatives of Exxon Mobil Corp. are denying that the company committed any negligence after an employee died while checking an oil storage tank in eastern Montana. Exxon Mobil is an American multinational gas and oil corporation based in Irving, Texas. In early February 2018, the company filed its official response to a recent lawsuit from the estate of Trent Vigus of Glendive, Montana. The 30-year old employee died in July 2010 while working for an Exxon contractor, Nabors, Industries. An attorney for Vigus’s estate claimed that Vigus’ wife had been suspecting employer negligence when she read that another worker had died while also working on an oil storage tank. The attorney, Fred Bremseth, said that the case is strikingly similar to others where employees would die from being in contact with dangerous fumes from these storage tanks. A spokeswoman from Exxon says an…
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