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Texas Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wrongful Death Case Against Oilfield Drilling ContractorMar 2017 13
The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that may have important consequences for oilfield workers. A drilling contractor working at a remote location refused to put a bunkhouse on its drill site so that its crews could rest on site. Instead,…
California Gas Utility Convicted of Crimes for Gas Line ExplosionAug 2016 10
On August 10, 2016, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was found guilty by a California federal court jury of criminal activity for violating pipeline safety standards in a 2010 gas line explosion that killed eight people, injured many others, and caused…
Government Proposes Fines for Gas Pipeline CompanyAug 2016 01
The federal agency that regulates oil and gas pipelines has proposed to fine one of the Williams companies $1.6 million dollars for its violations of federal regulations that caused an October 2015 explosion at a gas compressor stations in Louisiana.
Wyoming Oilfield Worker Dies After 76-Foot FallJul 2016 21
An oilfield worker was killed on an oil rig near Midwest, Wyoming on July 14, 2016. According to the initial investigation, Dennis McCulloch fell 76 feet from a workover rig and died instantly.
Oil Rig Death in Gillette, WyomingJul 2016 15
An oilfield worker was killed on an oil rig near Gillette, Wyoming on July 7, 2016. According to investigators, the derrick on an Anschutz Company well site moved unexpectedly, and struck and killed 25 year-old Joshua Adams. Mr. Adams was working for…
Three Workers Burned and Two Killed in Separate Oilfield TragediesJul 2016 04
Three workers were burned and one was killed when a well site operated by XTO Energy exploded, engulfing the rig and the workers in a devastating fire. The explosion occurred on June 18, 2016 at the XTO well site outside of Watford City, North Dakota.
Bob Schuster Wins Largest Personal Injury Settlement in North Dakota HistoryJun 2016 18
After three years of litigation, Bob Schuster settled the case of a Bakken oil field worker injury in North Dakota for $20,000,000, as reported in pleadings filed in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. In October, 2011, a tanker truck driver suffered…
Record Number of Pipeline Explosions in 2010, 2011Jan 2012 14
Widow Sues Over Natural Gas Rig ExplosionJan 2012 04
The widow of Kyle L. Rooke has filed a wrongful death case regarding an explosion at a gas drilling outside Pinedale on January 5, 2011.
Schuster Named Among Nation’s Best Law FirmsNov 2011 01
For the second year, the law firm of Robert P. Schuster, P.C., of Jackson, Wyoming, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best law firms by U.S. News & World Report.
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