Worker Safety at the Fracking Well Construction Site in Northeast and Central Pennsylvania

Date: January 16, 2018

Hydraulic Fracturing In Pennsylvania

Now that fracking of new wells has started to pick up once again and is expected to really take off in the near future it’s a good time for well workers to once again become aware of the safety hazards out there in the field. As the workers compensation and accident lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP know from over forty (40) years of experience, the best way to keep workers safe is to make sure accidents are kept to a minimum and safety standards are kept to a maximum.

Why is hydraulic fracking drilling dangerous and hazardous?

Worker safety starts with proper clothing and protection. Never skip on good clothing. Awareness of trucks and truck traffic is imperative. Additionally, more fracking workers are hurt in pick-up truck accidents than any other type of incidents. Driver safety, never driving while intoxicated, seat belt use and general good driving habits are key. Proper illumination and florescent clothing while working around multiple trucks and site vehicles is absolutely necessary to avoid being struck while at the well site. Being aware of your surrounding and operators on site is also critical. Know what chemicals are potentially hazardous. Is there a risk of exposure to silica dust? Are tanks being filled and emptied properly? Are there explosion risks? Is your site prepared in case of fire or explosion? Do you know the safety drill?   What about risk of falls especially in cold and freezing weather? Being able to ID potential hazards and problems is more important than knowing what to do when sometimes it may be too late. The accident lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP are concerned about gas drill fracking injuries and workers health and safety.

What should I do if I’m injured in a fracking accident in Pennsylvania?

If you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of the many hazards that exist in the hydraulic fracturing business, contact the lawyers at DLP immediately. You may not only be entitled to collect Workers Compensation benefits but you may also have a serious claim against the responsible party.  As you can imagine, these types of cases can be very complex.  DLP has the resources to make sure that you and your loved ones are protected.  Remember—Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Joe Price
Attorney Joe Price is a seasoned Trial Lawyer serving Northeast, Central and Southeast Pennsylvania for the past forty (40) years. He has handled serious personal injury cases in courts throughout the Federal system including New Jersey and New York. Attorney Price is A.V. Rated by Martindale Hubble. He is Board Certified in Civil Practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1996.