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Drilling's Dangers: What Might Reduce Worker Deaths

Drilling rig in DeWitt County in South Texas
We all know about the boom in oil and gas drilling. It's been great for the Texas economy. But it's coming at a price. A disturbing number of the people who do the dirty work are getting injured, or worse. Our StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been investigating this.

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Hard hat of injured worker from accident in West Texas on drilling rig

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...