Since oil field work is a major part of the economy, both in Oklahoma and elsewhere in the U.S., oil field injuries are also a growing problem. Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana had the most oil field work fatalities from 2008-2012. Oil field injuries range from minor to severe, and even deadly. They include injuries from explosions, fires, blowouts, crushed limbs and slip and falls. The majority of injuries that are a result of oil field work are fractures, strains, back strains, contusions and lacerations, as depicted in the infographic below.