Call for a free consultation
210-904-8344 or 866-798-0737
The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery

Death 'stalks' those who work in the oil and gas industry

As Dianna Wray writes for the Victoria Advocate, the life of an oilfield worker is bittersweet. When times are good - and times certainly are good right now in the Eagle Ford Shale - oil and gas workers can make around $100,000 per year.

But, on the other hand, booms can take their toll on workers, from strained marriages to injuries and deaths. Wray describes the ways in which workers can get injured: flying debris, moving equipment and well blowouts. But Wray leaves out another major way that oil and gas workers get hurt: in truck accidents going to and from the Eagle Ford Shale.

Despite the danger of working in the oil and gas industry, these workers are finding the pull of an oil boom irresistible. "When you start a boom," said oilfield worker Justin Glass, as Wray reports, "you don't realize how good it is until it goes bust, and then the high rolling goes away and you know what you've lost. Yeah, it's like they say, you don't know what you love until you lose it."

But Justin Glass's father said, "It's unlike any boom I've ever seen. It's amazing."

Source: The Play: Oil-field workers shoot for success during boom times

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Proven Record Of Results

Email us for response

Contact Us For Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery
5822 W Interstate 10
San Antonio, TX 78201

Toll Free: 866-798-0737
Phone: 210-904-8344
Fax: 210-736-9197
Map & Directions