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A special report by the Houston Chronicle said 65 oil and gas workers were killed on the job in 2012.

That’s a 10-year high and 50 percent more than in 2011.

And “at least 18,000 suffered amputations, were crushed, burned, broke bones, got cut or reported other kinds of work-related illnesses and injuries in the drilling and fracking boom from 2008 to 2013,” the report said.


The Houston Chronicle said it “contacted representatives of oil and gas employers who reported paying the highest amounts in response to workers’ injury and illness claims that resulted in lost work time from 2008-2012.”

The full report can be found here (subscription only).


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