Exploding Pipe Kills Worker on Wyoming Drilling Rig

by William Jorden on March 10, 2011

On January 5, 2011, a drilling rig pipe exploded on Wyoming’s Pinedale & Ticline.  The drilling rig pipe explosion killed a Drigs, Idaho man who was working on the rig.

Drilling for natural gas, as those working on drilling rigs well know, is exceptionally dangerous.  The risk of injury or death to those individuals working on or about a drilling rig must face, daily, a risk of serious bodily injury or death from defective or unsafe equipment or negligent and unsafe operations.  The Bill Jorden Litigation Team represents the victims of such defective equipment or negligence.

Dangers of natural gas drilling are not limited, however, to the workers.  The danger of being exposed to toxic drilling chemicals is a very real danger to individuals living in the vicinity of gas drilling operations.  Attached is an article written by New York attorney, William S. Friedlander, which appeared in the March 3, 2011 publication of the American Association for Justice, discussing poison wells, the environmental hazards posed by natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation.

The Bill Jorden Litigation Team has represents individuals whose wells became contaminated as a result of gas well drilling.  The Bill Jorden Litigation Team has also represented the owner of a restaurant whose business exploded as a result of the migration of natural gas due to a negligently designed and cements surface casing.

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