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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Truck Driver Suffers From Health Problems From Doing His Job

http://www.shalefieldstories.org/randy-moyer.html

19 comments :

Anonymous said...

I call a little BS.

Anonymous said...

OR maybe its from something else. Go to a doctor!

Anonymous said...

I think it is real. The part where he says his brain doesn't work that is a big sign of the methane exposure. Doctor's and everybody else, are totally ignorant about these signs and symptoms because nothing is taught about this type of poisoning. People think if you can't see it, it doesn't exist. God bless him and the others that are like him.

Anonymous said...

He's been to several doctors, according to the article.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone is trying to get some money!

Anonymous said...

Statements like "Ive become disabled as a result of trucking wastewater" & "I'll never drive again" sounds like he's the expert and has already made up his mind.

Anonymous said...

This isn`t unheard of, it`s just not talked about.

Anonymous said...

453. If its "not talked about", then how could it be heard of?

Anonymous said...

Call all the BS you want, but this is probably just the beginning.

I worked for an attorney and interviewed clients who became deathly ill while working in the oil/gas fields. It's very difficult to prove the correlation, and a large part of why that is is due to industry lobbying and politicians protecting the extractors.

There's a medical gag rule in Pa., so this guy's doctor won't legally be able to tell him if his job is making him sick. And the industry won't tell anyone what's in their fluids and chemicals under the guise of "proprietary information", although they most likely all use the same stuff.

It's getting real tiresome reading bloggers dismiss anything negative about the frackers. There are problems out there, and the industry has the money to solve problems instead of always hiding behind their lawyers and intransigence.

That guy in the article has a real serious problem on his hands, and you call BS? What, are you nuts? If it's affecting his skin like this, it's no doubt in his bloodstream; that means it could be poisoning his liver and slowly destroying his nervous system.

Wait another 10, 20, or thirty years and see how the health and lifespans of roughnecks, haulers, and other workers are affected. I guarantee you it won't be good, and signs are already appearing of the dangers involved.

I'm not anti-fracking. I have a lot of respect for the hard work of the men doing the labor. But it's not moral as a country to subject them to potential physical harm as they earn their living. They ought to be more concerned about their health, and so should we. The owners and companies need to clean up their act.

And I guarantee you that the legal profession is gearing up for potential lawsuits as more and more people become sick. And won't that be so much fun.

Anonymous said...

Drill baby drill. wait till that shit gets in your water

Anonymous said...

717; what is "it's"?
Where did "it's" come from? Where did he get exposed to "it's"?
"It's" in his blood stream. Where did 'it' get exposed to him? Or him to it?

Anonymous said...

I've been working in the oil fields for almost 10 years now and I've never heard of any of this. Sounds like somebody is getting lazy and looking for a free ride in life.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I work in the Natural Gas Industry, (Security) But let's look at this a little closer. The Oil; Industry has been around for what 125 years and the Natural Gas at least the same. Can this be a problem related to the aforementioned Industries sure. But we all know that people can be sensitive to many things. a prime local example is the carbon/pressed metal Industries, how many people have had reactions to the materials used there. BTW, I worked at the former Pure Carbon PLant in Coudersport, so I have experienced reactions myself. This man my be extra sensitive to something and quite possibly not even related to his work. Facts before fiction.

Skid Mark said...

to me it looks like an allergic reaction to that great big spider bite just below the rash. This could be a reaction to literally anything. Maybe the guy used the wrong laundry soap......who knows.

Anonymous said...

I prefer "ALL", ' Free and Clear' Laundry soap. No perfume or colors. Maybe he should try it.

Anonymous said...

Don't drink the water

Anonymous said...

8:29

The it's can be from direct exposure to the chemicals, or from just being around them and inhaling the air nearby.

Years ago in Olean in the little plaza where Sherwin Williams and Midas is, there was a CVS store where the employees started to get sick. Turns out the problem was traced to fumes coming from an underground plume caused by former industry dumping industrial wastes into the ground. It drifted from the earth beneath the Olean Center Mall and is still there. NYS DEC constructed a ventilation stack in the parking lot across the street from the old Blue Bird bus depot to vent the fumes into the air.

Sometimes illnesses caused by chemical exposure takes a long time to shake out. Look at the Viet Nam vets and agent orange. Can be decades before it kills, but when it does, it can be a real problem on a large scale too. Turns out the pilots that flew the planes and the handlers that loaded them are being turned down by the VA despite their illnesses they believe traced to dioxin.

All these industrial chemicals can be absorbed through the skin and/or enter your system through your lungs. People working with them need to be careful and be protected.

And not everyone reacts the same. Just because you worked 20 years or so in the field and suffered no consequences doesn't mean the guys working next to you should be thought to be faking it if they get sick.

Same way with asbestos. Takes decades to affect you. Industry denied a problem, and now poor Doug has mesothelioma and the sharks are circling the multi-billion dollar trust fund to pay the claims. Worse, people are dead.

Anonymous said...

It looks just like psoriasis to me!

Anonymous said...

I would bet this guy is a Democrat looking for a freebie. Flow back water won`t hurt you. I`ve been in it for 18 months and I`m fine.