The Dangers Of H2S Gas From Bakken Oil
The oil boom in North Dakota has been a huge benefit to the state. Unfortunately, Bakken crude oil has a high concentration of H2S gas (hydrogen sulfide), a dangerous nerve toxin that can cause serious personal injury, including paralysis and even death. Occupational exposure to H2S, sometimes called sour gas, swamp gas or sewer gas, is not confined to the Bakken oil fields. Workers in the transportation industry, including tanker drivers and railroad workers can suffer exposure to H2S gas with deadly results.
A Tradition Of Standing Strong For Injury Victims In North Dakota
The personal injury law firm of David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks, North Dakota, has a long-standing tradition of taking on big businesses in third-party litigation when negligence results in substantial injury or wrongful death. H2S gas is unquestionably a hazardous substance. It is naturally present in crude petroleum, natural gas and other substances. Bakken crude carries high concentrations of the deadly gas. Many workers know that hydrogen sulfide has the distinct smell of rotten eggs. Unfortunately, at higher concentrations, most humans are not able to detect the odor.
Hydrogen sulfide exposure can cause respiratory problems, convulsions, shock, coma and even death. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration classifies hydrogen sulfide as immediately dangerous to life and health when concentrations reach 100 part per million. That is roughly the same level when H2S paralyzes the olfactory nerves, rendering the gas odorless to victims.
Personal Service And Hard Work Are Hallmarks Of The Firm
If you or a loved one has been exposed to a toxic substance causing significant personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. David C. Thompson, P.C., in Grand Forks, is a premier personal injury firm that is devoted to obtaining justice for personal injury victims. Since 1984, we have taken on the most complex personal injury cases in North Dakota. Our founding lawyer is a skilled trial attorney with the resources, skill and desire to fight for the rights of injury victims and their families. We seek to obtain justice and maximize compensation in every case we handle.
When you work with the legal team at David C. Thompson, P.C., you will quickly realize that you are not just another case number to us. We take the time to build relationships with our clients. You will have the guidance and legal counsel of an accomplished lawyer every step of the way.
Call Us To Learn More About How We Can Help You
Do not let toxic exposure to H2S gas from Bakken oil go unchecked. Call 701-213-4916 or send us a message to arrange a free consultation with a seasoned trial attorney in Grand Forks. There is never a fee unless and until we recover compensation for you. We represent clients throughout North Dakota.