Oil & Gas Injuries & Deaths Database

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There are hundreds of oil and gas-related injuries and deaths each year. Here is a great database that documents these accidents and other industrial-related incidents.  We do our best at Drilling Maps to map this location if the information is available.  Seeing clusters of incidents will give us a better understanding of the research that needs to be done.   Oil and gas injuries and deaths database.

A database that documents these accidents and other industrial-related incidents

The Incident Alerts publication sends out emails a week, The intended purpose is to raise awareness of workplace accidents, specifically, the frequency in which they occur, with the hope that workers will begin to realize that accidents happen much more often than they think. The site breaks down the accidents into four (4) categories: Industrial, Construction, Workplace Violence, and Miscellaneous. I only report accidents that occur at fixed facilities. Unfortunately, the database does not report on transportation accidents and it does not include accidents involving Fire or Police department personnel.

A new analysis of oil and gas pipeline safety in the United States reveals a troubling history of spills, contamination, injuries and deaths. Read more at NoKeystone.org.

This time-lapse video shows pipeline incidents from 1986 to 2013, relying on publicly available data from the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Only incidents classified as "significant" by the agency are shown in the video. "Significant" incidents include those in which someone was hospitalized or killed, damages amounted to more than $50,000, more than 5 barrels of highly volatile substances or 50 barrels of other liquid were released, or where the liquid exploded or burned.

According to the data, since 1986 there have been nearly 8,000 incidents (nearly 300 per year on average), resulting in more than 500 deaths (red dots on the video), more than 2,300 injuries (yellow dots on the video), and nearly $7 billion in damage.
Since 1986 pipeline accidents have spilled an average of 76,000 barrels per year or more than 3 million gallons. This is equivalent to 200 barrels every day.