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Philadelphia Marcellus Shale Accident Lawyers

Holding Natural Gas Companies Accountable for Negligent and Reckless Practices

The Marcellus Shale, or Marcellus Formation, is a black shale that stretches across the Appalachian basin and under a large portion of Pennsylvania. The evolution of the energy industry has led to an astronomical increase in demand for natural gas sources and the Marcellus Shale has become one of the richest unconventional natural gas producers in the world. The procedures used to harvest natural gas, such as hydrofracking, have led to many serious injuries for workers.  The worksite accident lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC, have helped many victims, injured while working on a Marcellus Shale site, recover substantial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.

Injuries to workers that occur on Marcellus Shale sites include:

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the following hazardous conditions on hydraulic fracking sites:

  • Caught-between
  • Chemical exposure
  • Confined space
  • Control system failure
  • Crystalline silica
  • Diesel exhaust
  • Dropped objects
  • Energy isolation
  • Erosion failure/leak
  • Equipment failure
  • Fall from elevation
  • Fire and explosion
  • Flammable atmosphere
  • Lifting/rigging
  • Loss of control of lift
  • Power lines
  • Pressure control
  • Radiation exposure
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Stray voltage
  • Struck-by (e.g., line whipping)
  • Unplanned release of stored energy
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Working under a suspended load

Although OSHA is taking steps to improve worker safety on fracking sites, the fracking industry remains one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. with a worker fatality rate that is at least seven times higher than any other industry. From 2003 to 2010, 823 gas and oil extraction workers were killed on the job.

For Experienced Legal Representation, Contact Philadelphia Marcellus Shale Accident Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC

If you have been injured while working on a Marcellus Shale site, or if you have lost a loved one in a Marcellus Shale fracking accident, our Philadelphia Marcellus Shale work injury lawyers can help you get the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve. Call 215-569-8488 or contact us online for a free, no obligation consultation. Our Workers’ Compensation law offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Wilmington and New Jersey.

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