Founded in 1984 and based in Houston, Calpine is America’s largest generator of electricity derived from geothermal and natural gas. Statistics reveal that Capline is one of Texas’ largest power and capable of delivering more than 9,000 Megawatts of electricity.
Accidents at Calpine
There have been several accidents at Calpine Natural Gas Company that have resulted in the injury or death of workers. Some of these accidents have involved:
- A worker fell to his death after walking on a slippery surface at a Calpine site.
- A worker died in an explosion that occurred during the exploration process at a Calpine site.
- Workers were exposed to chlorine gas when 300 gallons of phosphoric acid was mistakenly loaded into a 7,500 gallon tank containing 350 gallons of 12.5% sodium hypochlorite solution. Several of the workers who were exposed to the gas were taken to a nearby medical facility.
In addition to accidents typically found on oil rigs, workers are doing their job on a variety of older structures that might still contain asbestos. Asbestos was used for many years by a large number of companies that operated oil rigs. Medical reports, however, have established that asbestos has the potential to cause very serious injuries including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
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