As oil exploration booms in Texas, so do catastrophic oil field accidents. Disposal tanks exploded at the Eagle Ford Shale area near Gillett, Texas on October 8, seriously injuring one oil field worker, according to Kens5.com Eyewitness News. The injured worker may have sparked the inferno by generating static electricity while climbing the catwalk during daily inspection of the tanks. No violations have yet been filed against the site's owner and operator, Gulf Coast Acquisitions. Investigations by the Texas Commission on Environment Quality, TRC and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are ongoing.
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