Offshore Workers Death Rate 7x Higher Than US Workers

According to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offshore oil and gas workers are seven times more likely to die on the job than average US workers. From 2003 to 2010, the CDC revealed that 128 people died in such accidents as 2010's Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, which killed eleven people.  This accident was mentioned in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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