Following the completion of an investigation into a fatal 2014 workplace accident, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that several safety regulations were violated by an Oklahoma drilling company. Three oil rig workers lost their lives in the accident, and two more suffered severe workplace injuries. A fire was apparently sparked by an open flame heater.
The stress levels of the almost 220 workers at an Oklahoma company that manufactures heat exchangers are likely at extreme levels whenever they are on site. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, this company continues to expose its workers to severe safety hazards that could lead to workplace injuries or worse, despite previous citations. After a recent inspection, the company was added to OSHA's list of severe violators, and it may be subjected to random follow-up inspections.