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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
Guys, you know how I always go on about SAFETY and how important it is once you get on site, you do what you can when it comes to yourself (wear PPE, attend/participate in tailgate safety meeting, follow the rules, etc). Well, as some of you may have heard, there was a major incident in Waco, Texas yesterday, a fertilizer plant blew up and killed at least 60 people:

Very sad day and my thoughts and prayers are with the families of of the lost ones, but one thing I want you guys to realize is that if you're thinking about looking for work in the oil sands, you too will be exposed to these kinds of incidents. I don't want to scare anyone off, but there's no way around it, working at these heavy industrial sites can be dangerous, although rare, incidents like that do occur, sites fucking blow up every once in awhile!

I posted about one such incident earlier in the thread, when the CNRL Horizon oil sands upgrader blew the fuck up, thankfully no one was killed, but five were seriously injured, including one young guy who had only been hired a few days earlier, he got put in a hospital during his first ever oil sands hitch. Ya, me and the guys at work made a shit ton of cash during the ensuing nine month shut down, but it scared the shit out of me and even now, I'm still leery about working on the live sites.


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04-18-2013 12:22 AM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - scotian - 04-18-2013 12:22 AM