Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another gas worker fatality in the Marcellus Shale

There has been another gas worker fatality in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. In this unfortunate and sad instance, a dump truck driver hauling stone to a well site lost control of the truck and ran off the road. The accident occurred on Overton Road in Overton Township, Pennsylvania. Here is a link to an article on the incident from the Towanda Daily Review.

There was another Marcellus Shale gas drilling truck accident yesterday as well. A crane used at one of the drill sites overturned near Granville Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Fortunately, the driver in this incident was not injured, as per the article about the incident in the Towanda Daily Review.

It appears that these types of truck accidents have been occurring on a regular basis. Why is that? Is it due to the amount of truck traffic on the road-- the more traffic will naturally generate more accidents? Is it that the gas workers are being worked too hard and not given enough down time? I don't know the answer.

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