Incorporated in 1928 and headquartered in Satsuma, Alabama, Four Star Oil & Gas is a subsidiary of the Chevron Company. Four Star as a company is focused on oil and gas exploration.
The Dangers Associated with Offshore Work
There have been several reports of worker fatalities at Chevron operated offshore oil rigs over the years. Some of the accidents that have claimed the lives of workers include:
- While using cutting torches to remove steel beams, the deck and grating fell out from beneath two workers. One of the workers died after falling on objects below.
- A diver’s tank exploded while he was cutting a window below the surface.
- A worker was struck by falling equipment while he was repairing a water pump.
- A worker fell overboard and drowned because he was not wearing a safety vest.
- A worker was killed after being pinned against a beam.
How Asbestos Can Endanger Oil Rig Workers
Asbestos is a fiber that was primarily used for many years primarily as a source of insulation. Medical journals, however, have since found that asbestos can cause very serious medical conditions such as mesothelioma. Within the last few decades, regulations were created to prohibit the ongoing use of asbestos.
Discover How a Seasoned Oil Rig Accident Attorney Can Help
Oil rig accidents have the potential to complicate daily life with managing hefty medical bills and living with physical injuries. Accident victims frequently feel overwhelmed about how to respond to these issues. To obtain assistance with these very difficult issues and to get the compensation that you deserve, contact our law office today.