Oil Rig Safety Falls to Locals

The price of oil has hit all-time highs this year, but some local residents say oil companies aren't spending money where they should, especially where neighborhoods meet oilfields.

In the past two decades, 10 Oklahoma children have lost their lives on oil pump sites. Two of those accidents happened in Carter County.

Just east of Davis, Pebble Minyen is worried. The company that pumps oil from beneath her backyard doesn't have a fence around their pumpjack. She's asked Stone River Energy to put up a fence, but she says they've refused.

Fearing her neighbors’ children may get hurt, she called the corporation commission to come take a look. Officials told us that's not in their jurisdiction, but is the county government's responsibility.

In the end, it's up to parents to educate their children of the dangers of oil field equipment and make sure they stay away from sites.


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