If you work in an oil refinery in North Dakota or Montana, you probably don't need someone to tell you that your work is dangerous. It is likely something you face each time you arrive for your shift. You do not need to read reports showing how many people suffer life-changing or fatal injuries on the job in this industry. Perhaps you have witnessed co-workers who have suffered injuries in the line of duty.
Nevertheless, even with improved safety technology and awareness of the risks, accidents and injuries are all too common. One of the most common and dangerous incidents an oil refinery employee may experience is an explosion. While your employer may take precautions to ensure your safety, the nature of your job allows little room for error. The smallest mistake or oversight may lead to a catastrophic event that may place you at risk of suffering injuries that could change your life forever.