Diamond Offshore was created in 1953 with the founding of Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company in New Orleans. Until 1995, Diamond Offshore was a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation at which point the Loews Corporation sold 30 percent of the company in a public offering. Today the company is a recognized leader in offshore drilling with a fleet of 19 offshore drilling rigs including 14 semisubmersibles, 4 drillships, and 1 jack-up.
How Diamond Shamrock Oil Rig Accidents Can Occur
There have been several accidents involving Diamond Shamrock Offshore which include:
- A worker who strained their back after working from a workbasket chipping paint with the injuries so severe that the worker was left unable to work.
- Grease that was left on a pipe caused a worker to slip and become injured.
- Spark from grinding that landed on store flammable items including towels that were located inside a hot wok zone caused a fire.
- Workers who tripped and became injured due to an obstacle in the way.
Why Asbestos Use Can Harm Diamond Shamrock Workers
Workers at oil rigs in Texas are at significant risk of being exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a substance that was used by companies in a variety of industries in the area for several decades. After its widespread usage, it was discovered that frequent and prolonged exposure to asbestos has the potential to cause deadly medical conditions like mesothelioma.
Speak with an Oil Rig Lawyer Today
Oil rig accidents in Texas can occur in one of several ways and have the potential to seriously injure or kill workers. If you are an oil rig worker who has been harmed in an accident and another party is responsible, you might be able to obtain compensation. Speak to one of our attorneys today to discuss how our law firm can help.