I must say that dangerous is not a strong enough word to use. I think the oilfield is a deadly place to work. I started in the oilfield in 1974 and still have all my digits. I have seen men get hurt and witnessed the aftermath of death in the oilfield. When working with highpressure gas and flamable oils some one will end up injured of dead. Eveytime you step on a location or pipeline ROW you are putting yourself in danger. It is usually an accident that kills a worker but once in a while it is horseplay that kills. Cutting back on OSHA is a very bad idea. I hope they increase the OSHA position in the oilfield. It is too easy to be injured or killed in and instant in the oilfield. The Oil Field is deadly. I am retired now and no longer perform in the industry for the past 5 years. To those still out there...........Please watch your back! And the actions of others. Stay Safe at all costs!
The oil patch is a dangerous place. Now some folks want to cut back on OSHA. Is there a price on a mans life?
I started the same way, but the issue I have is when the companies that are hiring the guys, don't give a damn about their training and just want a warm body out there to get it done. You should know that when you put a green horn out there in this kinda pace someone is going to get hurt or killed. Know i know things happen to even the best, but i will almost bet one of these guys either just got out of driving school, and or has never been in the field or is a short timer in the field.
These are the things that happen when the oilfield starts hiring a bunch of green horns, and or they try and work the experienced hands to death. I hate to see this happen and I would expect a lot more of it to happen with the way I have seen the companies hiring all the green horns that have no idea what the hell they are doing.