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Causes of Drilling Accidents - Contact a Pennsylvania Drilling Accident Attorney

O'Malley & Langan - working hard for drilling accident victims throughout Pennsylvania

Drilling accidents in Pennsylvania can happen for any number of reasons. When they do, the injuries are often severe or sometimes even fatal. In many cases, these oil rig accidents are never investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Protect your rights. Contact our experienced Pennsylvania drilling accident attorneys today. With offices in four locations in Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Towanda, O'Malley & Langan thoroughly understands our state's legal system and knows how to get injury victims and families the compensation they rightfully deserve for their drilling accident losses.

We also have years of experience successfully handling drilling accident cases involving water contamination and other environmental hazards. Whether you are a worker who was injured while on the job, a family dealing with water contamination and other issues or healthcare concerns, or a landowner needing representation in addressing lease or royalty issues, O'Malley & Langan can help.

What are the common causes of drillings accidents in Pennsylvania?

The following are a few of the common causes of drilling accidents:

  • Unsafe working conditions - Employers have a responsibility to make drilling rigs safe.
  • Defective equipment - Drills not made according to specifications cause accidents.
  • Improper maintenance of equipment - Older drills need to be maintained properly.
  • Lack of training for workers - Untrained workers often cause serious accidents.

No matter what type of drilling accident you're dealing with, contact us. We can help you decide what to do if you have been injured in a drilling accident. We're especially knowledgeable about fracking accidents in Towanda and other communities located above the Marcellus Shale formation. 

How can a Northeastern Pennsylvania drilling accident attorney help me?

The drilling accident lawyers at O'Malley & Langan have years of experience handling a wide range of complicated legal cases. We are part of a team that founded the Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Litigation Group. You need an attorney with this level of experience on your side. You need O'Malley & Langan.

When you have O'Malley & Langan on your side, you can take an aggressive approach right from the start.  We meticulously investigate every drilling accident. We tirelessly search for evidence to build a stronger case. Details matter. And so do you!

Put your trust in an aggressive accident attorney who puts your needs first

Remember, you didn't do anything wrong. Why should you have to pay for someone else's mistakes? Put your trust in a hard-working law firm that knows the area and knows what matters most. O'Malley & Langan delivers results.

You're not just a case to us. You're a real person with real problems, and we want to help! Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation. Our Pennsylvania offices are located in Scranton, Towanda and Pittston.


Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800