Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Houston, ATP Oil and Gas Corporation that focused on developing and producing natural gas in both the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
How ATP Corporation Accidents Can Harm Workers
In the twenty six years since its creation, there have been numerous accidents at ATP Oil and Gas which include the following occurrences:
- Unsafe operations resulted in a worker falling thirty feet through through an unsecured access hatch. It remains uncertain to what degree the worker was hurt. Large sections were also determined to be missing from the deck as well as sections of helicopter skirting.
- A damper became disconnected which resulted in oil spraying onto a nearby heater exhaust stack and creating a raging fire. The fire was discovered half an hour later. While there were no injuries, this fire serves as a reminder of just how many fires occur each year on offshore oil rigs. ATP Corporation was later cited for failing to properly protect hydrocarbon liquid from leaking.
The Danger of Asbestos for ATP Workers
For many years, asbestos was used for a variety of purposes by oil and natural gas companies in the state of Texas. Regulations, however, have since been created to prohibit the use of asbestos because it has been established by various authorities that prolonged and frequent exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma, a very serious disease.
Discover How Our Legal Counsel Can Help
When oil rig accidents occur in Texas, there is a significant risk that workers will be seriously injured and in some cases even killed. If you or a loved one has been involved in this type of accident, an experienced oil rig accident attorney understands just how devastating your case is and will fight for the compensation that you deserve.