Established in 1950, Callon Petroleum operates in the oil and natural gas industries and has become one of the leading horizontal operators in the Midland Basin.
Accidents at Callon Petroleum
In its over fifty years of operations, workers at Callon Petroleum Operating Company have been involved in several situations that could have resulted in fatalities or serious injuries. Some of these accidents include:
- A worker was attempting to raise an escape capsule by using a wrench. When the capsule began to fall, the worker tried to brace it but was struck in the head and left hand by a winch..
- A crane was picking up a load when its line became tangled among oil tanks. When a worker attempt to untangle the lines, the worker injured his back.
- A worker injured his wrist while chipping paint and rust.
- A worker tried to lift a deck hatch when the hatch fell and smashed three of the worker’s fingers. The hatch counterweight proceeded to come out of its guide sleeve and fall on the worker’s hand.
The Use of Asbestos in the Oil Rig Industry
Asbestos was used for a variety of purposes by companies engaged in a number of different industries over the years. Unfortunately, long term or frequent exposure to asbestos have been found to cause a variety of fatal illnesses. In many cases, oil rig workers are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years later when they are diagnosed with medical conditions due to the exposure.
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A number of oil rig accidents occur throughout the state of Texas year. These accidents can leave workers facing a number of challenges. To take control of your accident case today, do not hesitate to contact an oil rig lawyer at our law firm today.