27 Apr '16, 7pm

Oil and gas workers are 5 times more likely to die on the job

Oil and gas workers are facing a dire situation, with workplace fatality rates nearly five times the national average. A new AFL-CIO report on workplace hazards warns that the oil and gas industry in particular demands “intensive and comprehensive intervention” to improve safety: “Without action, the workplace fatality crisis in this industry will only get worse.” In 2014, deaths from oil and gas workplaces made up 79 percent of overall fatalities in the mining industry, while coal mining deaths were actually down in both 2014 and 2015. Oil and gas workers may face more hazardous conditions than other mining workers because they are not protected by the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA). Instead, the oil and gas industry is regulated by the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s standards, according to the report, are not “designed to address the addi...

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