There are countless risks involved in working in an oil field. Workers deal with dangerous, heavy machinery in adverse conditions and are exposed to an often-overlooked element in oil field operations – trucking accidents.
Common causes of oil field truck accidents
Truck drivers must demonstrate heightened care and precaution on the road compared to other drivers. Drivers of oil field trucks face significant hazards and obstacles, above and beyond other commercial drivers. Negligent oil field truck accidents typically involve:
- Defective trucks
- Driver error
- Dangerous road conditions
- Improper maintenance of the truck or truck parts
It is the oil company's responsibility to provide the safest possible conditions for workers. If you have been hurt, the time to start exploring your legal options is now.