Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Houston, Fairways Offshore Exploration is focused on oil and gas exploration. In the state of Texas, Fairways is focused on exploring the Frio, Vicksburg, and Yegua formations which are located in the southeast part of the state.
The Dangerous Conditions at Texas Oil Rigs
Several accidents have reportedly occurred at Fairways Offshore Exploration, which include the following:
- A crane was in the process of pulling casing when the bolts holding the ring bearing to the pedestal broke which caused the crane to fall. Like a large number of accidents that occur on oil rigs, this accident was caused by a mechanical failure.
- Leaks occurred from the main hoist winch check valve plug on the rig due to corrosion, which resulted in conditions that could have caused a slip and fall accident.
- Failure to replace a corroded part on a crane result in an accident. This is just one of the ways in which objects on rigs are known to fall on workers.
How Asbestos Exposure Can Occur
There are many dangerous conditions faced by oil rig workers including potential exposure to asbestos. Current laws prohibit the use of asbestos, but for many years a large number of companies depended on the use of asbestos for various purposes.
Medical journals, however, have established that prolonged exposure to asbestos has the potential to result in several deadly conditions such as mesothelioma. There are many parts of oil rigs that still might contain asbestos and which could significantly jeopardize the lives of workers.
Talk to a Texas Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
Each year, there are a number of oil rig accidents that happen. These accidents can significantly jeopardize the lives of workers. Do not hesitate to call our law office for assistance in navigating the many obstacles in your case and maximizing your possibility of obtaining the compensation that you deserve.