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23-Year-Old Roughneck's Death Highlight Risks of $100K Jobs in Oil and Gas

Gayathri Vaidyanathan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Oil and gas drilling sites are among the most dangerous workplaces in the United States. Since 2006, some 652 workers have died in the oilfields, often due to highway crashes, being struck by equipment, falls from great heights, electrocution and other mishaps.