1.19.2011

Workman Killed This Morning Near Boyd?

Unconfirmed.

Report said "hit by a pipe."

Anyone?

Developing . . . .

27 comments:

tdwashington said...

Yes, a lady that I work with posted this on her fb a little while ago, it happened right by where she lives. Sad. My dad does this kind of work and it worries me when something like this happens.

House of York said...

Uhhh ohhh..let the OSHA inspection begin...

Anonymous said...

Don't know the details. But someone was killed while tearing down a drilling rig near deep creek this morning.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed, man killed, hit by pipe. That is all. Carry on.

tdwashington said...

It is on the update now....

Anonymous said...

I wish they would even report it until they can release the name.

Flack said...

OSHA should be there....This is the second death that has happened on this one lease.

House of York said...

Same company, 12:21?

Anonymous said...

Remember the Workman family from Bridgeport? This blog post might have been especially alarming to them.

Anonymous said...

H of Y.......any death is one too many! OSHA is for a reason. Are you for profits above safety?

Anonymous said...

Is it me, or is that photo a bit distasteful? Leave it to the messenger to exploit a major accident.

Deadly Fake Daniel Plainview said...

I remember when a little kid got killed while playing around on some pipes in his back yard......it was in Gawd's Country though. It was long after my son became deaf in a oil field unexpected catastrophe. Both were tragic and sad.

House of York said...

4:04 Sorry but, I have to laugh at your comment. I know you thrive on profiling me as some evil person but, I am so far from it.

I happen to know firsthand about safety and OSHA. I'm the crazy person in my office that is over the top when it comes to the safety of our employees. Going through 3 fatalities and injuries here and there will do that to a person. The job we do is very dangerous and not for the faint at heart. So safety is a major part of our day to day operations.

Flack said...

Different companies and 10 years ago, but only about 200 feet apart. There isn't near enough regulation to this. Nobody cares about the safety and well being of employees or the families that live near it, until they have to pull out their checkbooks.

Anonymous said...

If it happened on the job, it had to be a mescin. No respectable Anglo gonna work.

Df Mescin police

Anonymous said...

don't fear..the lawyers are taking care of everything, soon they will make our oilfields safe and idiot proof...or eventually shut down all drilling altogether in the USA.

Anonymous said...

I work in the oilfield and I know there are safety meetings, JSAs, toolbox and tailgate meetings prior to any job being done on a lease/pad. I have attended 2 large company safety meetings in the Barnett in a week. However, it is up to each employee on the rig and or location to be responsible for themselves and the others around them, we have the right to stop what happens on a location if we feel that there are unsafe practices happening. This is a very sad thing, I just wish that everyone would not throw all rigs or companies under the bus - each and every oilfield company from a supply store to a drilling company has their own safety regulations to abide by as well as the safety standards for the company that is drilling; completing or producing the well. And the companies do care for the people that live around the wells, I see it often. I am one woman in the oilfield that does attend safety meetings and I am attentive while on any location.

Anonymous said...

Time for oilfield workers to sign a union card. The company dosent care about us.

Anonymous said...

8:54,

Great idea. What is your next job going to be?

I went through the big refinery strike in Port Arthur in the early '80s. None of those guys ever worked at the refineries again, and they never have made that much money agin.

Anonymous said...

Person killed was Clay Lisby from Boyd. He was thrown from a tank truck and the truck rolled over him.

This information is from his cousin.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like 10:06 is one of those fat cat union busters who kills coal miners.

Anonymous said...

Funny, most offshore oil jobs, or ships under BP, Exxon, and CP are union represented and pay great wages.

Anonymous said...

Illegals have taken all the carpentry and construction jobs. It is time for them to move on in on the oil field sector. That would help unemployment. Plus that would help the profit margins because of lower wages and no health insurance. Nevermind that there would be a burden of several thousand new non paying patients showing up at health care facilities in Wise County. And there might be enough new Democrat voters to retake Wise County. Everyone wins, the Republicans get cheap labor and the Democrats get more voters.

Anonymous said...

I was informed by one of the workers that a pipe rolled on him and they could not get it off in time. They usually have a forklift there but by the time they got there it was too late....crushed by drill stem

House of York said...

Thank you 7:30 for your comment. Haters fail to see that it doesn't matter how much safety training, etc. is done, employees are going to do what they want. I see it everyday.

Anonymous said...

heh...haters....that's just funny

Anonymous said...

unions are pretty much dead in Texas. They never were around much;and, that's why we have so many yankees here now. They couldn't get a job unless they could join the union, so the unskilled came here.