In 1976, Offshore Energy Services Incorporated established itself as a company in the Gulf of Mexico that focused on exploration production serviced. Headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, the company has grown significantly in size since its establishment.
Accidents Among Offshore Energy Workers
Some of the ways in which accidents have occurred on Offshore Energy oil rigs that have resulted in workers being injured include the following:
- In 2013, an Offshore Energy Services worker was injured while running liner. The worker had attempted to reinstall a slip half with a rigs hoist line. While lowering the slip half back into place, however, the slip half became wedged in the rotary and tilted to one side. The worker attempted to reposition the slip half by pulling the hoist cable and kicking the slip half. When the slip half came free, the slip half smashed the worker’s foot between the rotary and the slip half. The worker required medical off of the oil rig. The cause of the accident was later determined to be because the worker used his foot to reposition the slip half.
The Deadly Nature of Asbestos on Oil Rigs
Since the 1930’s, many companies used asbestos in a variety of ways even after discovering that asbestos has the potential to result in mesothelioma (one of several deadly types of illnesses) Laws have since been created to prevent the use of asbestos so that less workers will perish from exposure to the deadly material, but there is still a risk that workers might be exposed to asbestos without being aware that the encounter has even occurred.
Speak with a Top Oil Rig Attorney
Given the significant amount of machinery located on oil rigs, it should come as no surprise that each year a large number of offshore oil rig accidents occur. These accidents have the potential to significantly change the lives of workers by creating obstacles like lost wages and severe physical pain. Contact our law office today for assistance.