Are Eagle Ford Oil Field Workers Safe?

65 Oil and Gas Workers Were Killed on the Job in 2012 Alone in Texas
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In 2012, a UTSA study found the Eagle Ford Shale generated 116,000 full-time jobs, and provided an economic impact of $61 billion across a 20-county area in Texas.

It’s impossible to deny the significant role the Eagle Ford Shale has played in the state’s good economic fortune, but there has also been a downside to its’ development.

In a late February 2014 article, the Houston Chronicle reported on a spike in oilfield injuries and fatalities that have occurred since the beginning of the boom in 2007.

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