An oil spill accident involving more than 60,000 gallons of toxic hydrocarbon was found by construction crews near Parachute, but the source of the oil plume has not been identified. Workers are trying to remove the underground oil with vacuum trucks, and have withdrawn approximately 5,418 gallons as of March 18. The crew reports that there is still an unknown amount of oil to be removed.
Underneath Parachute Creek, there are multiple pipelines and tanks that feed into Williams Midstream’s Parachute Creek Gas Plant. Hydrocarbons were found loose underneath the ground’s surface when the constructions crews were locating pipelines in preparation for an upcoming expansion of the gas plant. Unfortunately, nearby groundwater has been tainted by the oil spill, and crews are also having to work to remove this. Viva Colorado reported that nearly 288 barrels (13,000 gallons) of tainted groundwater has been removed.
Oil and gas industry jobs can be very dangerous, often requiring workers to be ready to act on a moment’s notice. In the blink of an eye, one wrong move or negligent act could mean a lifetime of suffering for the victims. Common industrial injuries include traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries and injuries due to defective products. Our firm expects businesses to take all the necessary precautions in order to prevent these types of injuries. However, in our 30 years of experience representing industrial workers, we have seen what happens when companies act in protecting their best interests than those of their employees.
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