Crude oil is truly the lubricant that greases the gears of American industry. Texas has a long-established heritage of providing the country with a steady supply of this important commodity. In fact, oil is sometimes humorously referred to as “Texas tea.”
In recent years, the oil industry in South Texas has seen a genuine boom. This boom has created a demand for workers who are willing to put in long, hard hours in return for a good rate of pay. Given how important good workers are for oil companies, one would think that their safety would be of a high priority. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.