Apache Oil Corporation was established in 1954 and its first oil wells were drilled in 1955 in Cushing, Oklahoma. In 2013, Apache joined together with Halliburton and Schlumberger companies to combined natural gas with power hydraulic fracturing. Additionally, the company also operates oil rigs.
Accidents at Apache Corporation
There are several ways in which accidents have occurred at Apache Oil Corporation, which include the following situations:
- A worker attempted to break bolts on a loose piece of pipe and in doing so cut a small amount of hydrocarbons which had become trapped between pipes. The worker received second degree burns to his facial area.
- A worker fell against a gate while pushing a derrick heel into place. The worker fell 19 feet to the floor of the oil rig and struck a wire spool with his head, which killed him.
- An employee was cleaning a light when he lost his foot on the chair beneath him.
- A worker incurred massive internal chest injuries and severe trauma after becoming caught between two objects.
- A worker fell overboard while taking a line off a platform.
Asbestos and Apache Corporation
There are several very serious conditions that can be caused by exposure to asbestos including asbestosis and mesothelioma. These illnesses are almost always fatal and offshore oil workers are at particular risk of being diagnosed with these illnesses. In many cases, offshore workers are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until many years later when they are diagnosed with a fatal condition.
Speak to a Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney
There is a risk of oil rig accidents occurring at every company including Apache Corporation. If you or a loved one is harmed in an oil rig accident, an attorney at our law firm can help fight for the compensation that you deserve.