Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Devon Energy focuses on exploration and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and petroleum through offsea exploration. Many people are not aware that Devon Energy is the 231st largest company on the Fortune 500.
Dangers for Devon Energy Workers
There are numerous reports of dangerous accidents that have occurred at Devon Energy offshore oil rigs over the years, which include:
- While a welder was making a cut, fluid leaked from his tool and resulted in a fire.
- The company failed to properly teach workers fall protection and as a result, a fall occurred on one of the rigs.
- A worker was on a stairway wrapping a light fixture to prepare for sand blasting. The employee learned through landing guardrails and in the process fell. While falling, the worker struck his head. When the worker was retrieved from the water, he was deceased.
Reasons Devon Employees Should Be Aware of Asbestos
Offshore oil workers are one of the occupations that are most at risk of being seriously harmed by asbestos. For many years, oil exploration and production companies relied on asbestos to serve a variety of purposes.
Medical research, however, has since established that asbestos often cause several fatal illnesses including several particularly aggressive forms of lung cancer.
Do Not Hesitate to Contact a Texas Accident Attorney
While some oil rig accidents result in immediate damage, other accidents take some time before the damage becomes visible. Regardless, if you or a loved one is harmed due to an accident that occurred on an oil rig, it is not uncommon to now face many obstacles. By contacting our law office today, you can make sure that you obtain the assistance of strong legal counsel that will help make sure your case resolves in a positive manner.