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What are the risks in the Oil and Gas industry?

The risk of Drilling in the oil and gas industry Working on a drilling platform far from shore is often dull and routine until something goes wrong. Being isolated at sea during a blowout is a horrific scenario, add fire and you have the disaster witnessed on Deepwater Horizon. Even without fire, a seafloor leak of gas can destabilize the rig as the buoyant properties of the water changes. When wells blowout on land the crew and support personnel can evacuate to a prescribed location to take stock of the situation. Emergency responders are able to rally quickly to a land-based emergency. While land blowouts can still be life-threatening the dangers at sea are multiplied. Many old rig-hands lost fingers and toes either throwing a chain around the pipe while making a connection, mashing digits while racking pipe, engaging tongs, slips, and falls. Common injuries occur just because of bad[…]

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