|Gas truck on a PA road|
The two people involved were NOT local residents. So this is an example of job opportunities for Pennsylvanians. Just anecdotal, but interesting. The workers are so often from somewhere else.
This accident was at night on a curve in the road, and the truck was allegedly going too fast. a) Roads in rural PA are typically curvy. b) I have found through personal experience that gas drilling trucks do go too fast- ridiculously fast. They scare me to death.
Alcohol was allegedly involved. Drug and alcohol abuse is rampant among gas workers. A gas worker I talked to last June told me that every worker has to take a breathalyzer test before being allowed to enter the drilling pads. That is good. However, there is still a problem with drinking and drugs, especially on the roads.
So send the comments in. Will you tell me that I should not single out gas workers? That accidents happen to anybody? There is some truth in that. However, the
Here is the article from the Daily Review (Towanda): http://thedailyreview.com/news/man-killed-in-terry-township-accident-1.1198104