The Gulf South Pipeline Company was created in 1930’s when several companies merged and formed the United Gas Corporation. The company is a natural gas pipeline company that has business operations in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. In 2004, Loews Corporation purchased Gulf South Pipeline.
Oil Rig Accidents Reported at Gulf South Pipeline
Reports indicate several accidents have occurred at Gulf South Pipeline.
One accident involved a natural gas line explosion.Workers who monitor Gulf South’s gas lines observed a decrease in pressure shortly before alarms sounded. This accident had the potential to seriously injure a large number of workers.
Another accident involved two dive crew members being injured attempting to repair the pipeline near Marsh Island Louisiana when it a ruptured causing a fire.
An additional fire related accident involving Gulf South pipeline resulted in three workers experiencing minor injuries. The accident occurred while maintenance at the site was being conducted.
How Asbestos Exposure Can Occur
For several decades, asbestos was used by a large number of natural gas and oil companies. Medical research, however, has established that long term or frequent exposure to asbestos greatly increases a person’s chances of being diagnosed with a serious medical condition including asbestosis or mesothelioma.
Offshore oil rig workers can be at risk from asbestos exposure. In many cases, workers are not aware that they were exposed to asbestos until many years later when a diagnosis is made.
Obtain the Services of an Accident Attorney
Oil rig accidents can occur suddenly but have the potential to forever change the lives of workers. To obtain compensation for lost wages and medical bills, workers often find it essential to obtain the services of a Texas oil rig accident lawyer. Contact our law office to obtain strong assistance in this difficult time.