The Ivory Production Company focuses on offshore oil production and exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
Accidents on Oil Rigs Involving Ivory Workers
The Centers for Disease Control reports that over a hundred workers have died due to offshore oil rig accidents. Some examples of accidents that have occurred on oil rigs operated by Ivory Production Company include the following accidents:
- A flash fire occurred on an offshore oil rig involving equipment that failed to operate properly. These accidents are very common due to machinery that short circuits, failure to properly maintain equipment, workers who do not properly follow safety protocol, and lightning strikes on oil rigs.
- Vehicular accidents at oil rigs are very common and have occurred at the company’s oil rigs. These accidents tend to occur in rainy or stormy condition because these elements make it hard for vehicle operators to see properly.
- Falls have occurred because workers have failed to obey proper safety precautions while working at elevated heights. These accidents are very common when scaffolding collapses or workers do not use proper safety equipment while working at elevated heights.
- There are numerous cases of workers at oil rigs being struck by flying objects or being caught between a piece of heavy equipment and a hard surface.
Oil Rig Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Once commonly used by oil rig companies as a type of insulation, the use of asbestos has since become prohibited in larger buildings because asbestos exposure can lead to one of several deadly medical conditions. Exposure to asbestos can result in workers facing very serious medical complications including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Discover a Texas Oil Rig Lawyer Can Help
When oil rig accidents occur, workers are frequently left to face crippling injuries and astronomical medical bills. Speak with the legal counsel at our law office today to learn how we can help you resolve in the best possible manner.