Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Apollo Offshore is a company that focuses on helping clients with drilling and other related services. In 2015, the company became involved with drilling efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. As the company increases its business volume in the Gulf of Mexico, it is likely that there will be an increased number of reports in North America concerning Apollo Offshore.
Apollo Offshore Workers and the Risk of Accidents
In the few years that it has been operating in the Gulf of Mexico, there have been reports of several accidents occurring in the area. These reports indicate Apollo Offshore workers have been injured by:
- A water vehicle collision due to mechanical failures.
- A flash fire caused by a leak that resulted in burns for a worker.
- A worker who was struck by falling equipment.
- A worker that became trapped by a piece of heavy equipment.
- A worker who fell because an area was improperly marked.
Workers Offshore and the Danger of Asbestos
For most of the 20th century, companies engaged in the oil and natural gas industry used asbestos for a variety of purposes. Medical research, however, has since discovered that prolonged or frequent exposure to asbestos has the potential to result in several deadly medical conditions including some of the most fatal forms of lung cancer.
Although asbestos is often not dangerous in older structures when left undisturbed, a potential danger of the fibers becoming lodged in a worker’s lungs exists if the material is disturbed.
A Lawyer That Understands the Danger of Oil Rig Accidents in Texas
Oil rig accidents have the potential to forever change a worker’s life. If you or a loved one is harmed in an oil rig accident and another party is responsible, it is often a wise idea to contact experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact our law office today for assistance with your case.