Founded in 1912 as the British Borneo Petroleum Syndicate, the British Borneo Oil & Gas PLC is located in London, England. In 2000, the company was purchased by the Italian energy group Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI). Active on six continents, the company focuses primarily on efforts in the United States particularly in the Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Dangers Faced by Offshore Oil Rig Workers
As a company that has existed for over one hundred years, there have been accidents reported involving British Borneo workers. Some examples of these accident reports include the following:
- A worker attempted to unsafely put a bag on a piece of equipment when it was unsafe to do so, and as a result, a piece of machinery caught the work between equipment. This is common way in which crushing accidents occur on oil rigs.
- The cable for a control system broke free and injured three employees. One of the legs of the workers was pinned while hosing fell on the other two workers. The three workers needed to receive treatment at a nearby hospital.
The Harm Posed to Workers by Asbestos
It’s possible for workers in the oil industry to have been exposed to asbestos but many times are unaware of their exposure to this substance due to symptoms not being immediately noticeable.
Asbestos has the potential to result in several often fatal forms of aggressive cancer including mesothelioma. In many cases, these medical conditions result in oil field workers incurring substantial medical bills.
Discover How an Oil Rig Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a Texas oil rig accident, it is important to contact an attorney who will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Speak with legal counsel at our law office today to help recover the compensation that you deserve as soon and as effortlessly as possible.