Founded in 1875 and headquartered in the Houston Energy Corridor, Conoco Phillips is the world’s largest independent pure play exploration and production company. The company was created by the merger of Conoco Incorporated and Phillips Petroleum Company.
How Accidents at Conoco Phillips Can Harm Workers
Some of the ways in which accidents have occurred at Conoco Phillips’ offshore oil rigs include the following examples:
- A fire occurred in a compressor’s insulation. A dry chemical unit extinguisher was required to put out the fire.
- Exhaust gas on a saw caught fire and created a flame which burned a worker and created a 1st degree burn.
- A worker received small burn to his hand and wrist while welding a flange.
- Hot metal from a torch combined with residual hydrocarbons to create a flash fire which burned a segment of a worker’s arm.
- A worker was removing a plate when gas caused paint on the piping and engine to ignite.
Conoco Phillips Workers and the Danger of Asbestos
Oil rig workers are at risk of being harmed by several deadly conditions including asbestos. Used for several purposes by many companies for most of the 20th century, frequent exposure to asbestos has been linked to several fatal medical conditions including mesothelioma.
In many cases, oil rig workers can be harmed by older asbestos in buildings that are moved or in some way disrupted.
Obtain the Assistance of a Texas Accident Attorney
If you are one of the many workers whose life has been impacted by the devastating effects of oil rig accidents, contact our law office to obtain strong legal representation in this difficult time. Our legal counsel has significant experience helping workers whose lives have been significantly changed by these unfortunate events. Call our law office today for assistance with your case.