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Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico Begins Construction Project of Bridge on Main Roadway for Oil and Gas Industry

Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Transportation announced a several months long repair job of a bridge on Greene Street in Carlsbad, Eddy County, New Mexico. Deterioration of cement on the bridge’s pier cab reached the point to render the bridge a major hazard to drivers. The bridge has been closed since early August...
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Fatigued Drivers Present Dangers Not Only to Other Cars on the Road but Also Passengers in the Same Vehicle

This week, a passenger of a vehicle was killed when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep at the wheel and overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. The single vehicle crash occurred in Martin County, Texas in between Andrews and Big Spring Texas. Fatigued drivers represent a dangerous risk to all vehicles...
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New Permian Strategic Partnership Report Highlights Increases in Infrastructure Funding Would Result in Fewer Motor Vehicle Fatalities in the Permian and Delaware Basin

This week the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) released a report detailing the massive economic impact the oil and gas industry has and will continue to have on the national economy and also the regional economies of the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. The report goes on the focus on the...
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Multi-Car Crash Causes Closing of Highway 285 South of Orla, Texas

According to TXDOT, on the early morning of August 18th, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers had to close down Highway 285, also known as the “Death Highway,” about 10 miles south of Orla, Texas due to a four car crash and motor vehicle accident. Highway 285 that spans north and...
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9 killed, including 6 NM college students, in Texas crash

Seven people on a University of the Southwest bus were killed Tuesday night in a head-on collision in Texas, the Hobbs school confirmed. Two others are in critical condition. The bus was carrying members of the men’s and women’s golf teams, who were traveling back to campus after competing in Midland, Texas, the school...
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The increase of oil field production and oilfield traffic may increase oilfield accidents and oilfield injuries.

RRC: Top 8 Permian counties produce 51.29% of Texas oil in April Midland County again dominated production inside Texas with more than 13.7 million barrels during the month of April. The Railroad Commission of Texas released preliminary statistics in late June that showed Midland County accounted for 13.07 percent of the 104.81 million barrels...
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