Workers in Texas often put in a lot of hours doing very hard work in some of the most hazardous professions in the country. When they are injured on the job, their injuries can often leave them and their families devastated. In addition to the pain, there is often a lot of concern over how bad the injury is and how long it will take to recover, in addition to worry over paying medical bills and meeting everyday expenses.
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There are a number of occupations for which workers are commonly exposed to electrical hazards, including machine operators, construction workers and linemen, but on some level nearly every occupation involves the possibility of electrocution, even if the possibilities are small. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 there were 174 workplace fatalities that were directly related to electricity and there were another 156 in 2012, so this is not a small problem.
What an oil refinery does is to take crude oil and process it, through what is called fractional instillation, into a number of different forms, such as gasoline for cars, diesel fuel and even jet fuel. Because this process involves heating flammable liquid to extremely high temperatures to separate the different forms of the oil, the margin for error is very small and great care is necessary, in order to protect refinery workers from harm.