Fatalities in the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry (FOG)

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The NIOSH Fatalities in Oil and Gas Extraction (FOG) is a national database that collects detailed information about worker fatalities in the U.S. oil and gas extraction industry. The FOG database protects workers by monitoring trends, identifying emerging issues, and producing timely reports summarizing fatal events in the industry.

The FOG database is used by NIOSH, the oil and gas extraction industry, and other stakeholder groups to better understand fatal incidents and to guide interventions that will prevent future loss of life.

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