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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Dangerous chemicals you could be exposed to whilst working on an oil rig


    When working on an oil rig, there are a number of dangerous chemicals you could be exposed to. Working on an oil rig is already one of the most dangerous jobs around before you even consider chemical inhalation. Slips, trips and falls, for example, are a very real threat to workers on oil rigs. The….

    Dangers of falling over on an oil rig


    There are numerous dangers associated with falling over on an oil rig. A fall on an oil rig can also cause a number of significant injuries. Of course, the ultimate danger is that you fall overboard completely and plunge into the sea. What can cause falling over on an oil rig? Oil rigs have a….

    Can you claim if you were burnt in a fire on an oil rig?


    Working on an oil rig is one of the most dangerous jobs you can do. It’s hazardous enough trying to get on and off the rig, before you even factor in risks like oil rig fires. Sometimes, work accidents are inevitable, but often they can be prevented. If you’ve been burnt in a fire on….

    Do different fires have different methods of extinguishing?


    Fires are incredibly dangerous and it’s advisable to learn what to do if you find yourself faced with flames at home or a fire at work. All UK companies should have procedures in place to protect employees in the event of a fire breaking out and staff members should be aware of the steps to….

    Dangerous careers: Oil rig worker


    An oil rig worker can be seen as a very dangerous career and the reason for this is that they simply face a higher risk of having an accident at work compared to other jobs on solid land. What types of accidents at work occur on an oil rig? Most oil rigs are based out….

    Why are oil rigs a dangerous place to work?


    Although there are a number of occupations with a high risk of suffering an accident at work, there is perhaps none quite as dangerous as working oil rigs. Oil rig users face many of the more common workplace accidents such as slips, trips and falls and repetitive strain injuries from manual handling. However, in addition to….

    The office vs an oil rig: What potential accidents exist


    Accidents can happen in any kind of working environment, from offices to oil rigs and anywhere in between. While some risks are similar in all occupations, others are more specific to certain jobs. Office workers The main risk of accidental injury at work for office employees remains to be the risk of injuries by slips,….

    Offshore oil rig accidents: How many people are employed at sea?


    Determining actual numbers of offshore workers is a rather complicated undertaking. According to the UKCS (UK Continental Shelf) 2013 report on offshore workforce demographics for the UK’s oil and gas industry, a total of 56,982 employees travelled to offshore locations, which included: West of Shetland – 2,628 workers Northern North Sea – 7,951 workers Central….

    The hazardous nature of landing upon oil rigs


    We all face a number of hazards in the workplace, even those of us in jobs and roles which may seem fairly tame from the outset. But few industries offer up more hazards than the oil industry. And with employment in this particular industry on the up, it’s important those who are wishing to enter….

    Types of injury resulting from oil rig accidents


    As working environments go, few can claim to pose as many dangers to health and safety at work as working on an oil rig. Exposure to the elements, heavy duty machinery and hazardous substances all combine to make workplace accidents a very real threat. What kind of accidents at work happen on oil rigs? Staff….

    How prone are oil rigs to structural collapse?


    Most occupations carry a risk, but there are few that are as dangerous as working on an oil rig. Oil rig workers face a wide range of hazards, from those faced by most employees on a day-to-day basis, to unique dangers presented by the unusual nature of the job and the ever-changing working environment. If….

    Battling the elements: Poor weather and oil rigs


    An oil rig or an oil platform is a structure purely designed to drill for oil. These are mainly based out in the middle of the ocean and are either directly anchored to the bottom of the ocean or may float on the surface. Either way when the tide is high or the weather gets….

    Where does working on an oil rig rank amongst the most dangerous careers?


    Accidents at work occur across all sectors. Whether you work in an office or in a coal mine, all employees are at risk of sustaining a work-related injury, be it a slip, trip or fall or something a little more serious. Of course, some professions are more dangerous that others and work on an oil….

    Common accidents experienced upon an oil rig


    As with most things that are challenging and a step away from the norm, the dangers of working on an oil rig are unique, complex and accidents at work can be fatal. Accidents at work: Oil rig As well as the usual accidents at work, such as slips and trips, oil rigs present a myriad….

    Case study: Piper Alpha explosion of 1988


    At approximately 22:00, on July the 6th 1988, 167 people died in what has since been regarded as the worst offshore accident in the world. Within seconds of an explosion occurring on the North Sea gas and oil producing facility known as the Piper Alpha Platform, a major fire involving un-stabilised crude oil developed, engulfing….

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