Energy XXI is an oil and natural company development and production whose main properties are located in nine large oilfields located in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast onshore. At the end of 2016, Energy XXI operated 616 goss producing wells located on 439,294 acres.
Energy XXI Oil Rig Accidents
There have been several reports of accidents that have occurred at Energy XXI over the years. Some of these accidents include the following:
- Two workers in the process of repairing a wiring harness. While a compressor was starting, flames began to rise. One of the workers became engulfed in flames. Workers attempted to help the man on fire. The fire turned out to be a flashed fire and quickly extinguished itself. The man who had been on fire received second degree burns on his face and hands and was taken to a nearby medical station and eventually flown to a medical facility for help.
- Workers were performing a solvent treatment and directing the flowback of chemicals into an open topped flowback tank. Fire arose from the heat tank. Fighting the fire turned out to be unsuccessful. Some of the workers that were involved received serious burns.
The Danger of Asbestos for Energy XXI Workers
Asbestos is a very deadly material that was used in numerous ways by companies for many years. Research has since established that prolonged and frequent exposure to asbestos has the potential to be particularly deadly and can impact the lives of workers that develop mesothelioma.
Obtain the Assistance of an Oil Rig Attorney
There are a number of ways in which oil rig accidents can turn deadly or result in serious injuries for workers. When these accidents, oil rig workers can benefit greatly from the assistance of an attorney who will fight for adequate compensation. Contact our law office today to discuss how our firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.