Founded in 1888, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan but has a significant American branch. JX Nippon Oil and Energy USA Incorporated has locations in Illinois, California, and Alabama.
Accidents Involving JX Nippon Oil Exploration
Some of the accidents that have reportedly occurred on oil rigs involving JX Nippon workers include the following:
- In 1998, a worker was tracing lines out from the high pressure separator and was walking in the direction of the master panel when the worker fell off a 12 inch skid and broke his hip. Improper safety precautions is one of the most common reasons why falls occur at oil rigs.
- In 2006, JX Nippon was cited for failure to adequately maintain personnel on its platform because handrails and grating were missing. Lack of proper safety barriers is a second common reasons why falls occur on oil rigs.
- In 2011, during the course of an investigation, Nippon was determined to have not performed operations in a safe and workmanlike manner. The operation involved the cutting of the lack welds. Hot slag from the cutting operation ignited the construction materials inside the walls of the building. The use of combustible materials as well as very hot substances like slag is just one of the many reasons why fires occur at oil rigs with other reasons including adverse weather conditions and faulty machinery.
Asbestos and the Threat That It Poses To Workers
Prior to regulations, a large number of companies engaged in oil exploration used asbestos to serve a variety of purposes. The material, however, has the potential to cause several serious diseases that can significantly impact the lives of workers.
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Workers who are harmed in the process of working on oil rigs can end up facing very serious physical consequences including large medical bills and serious physical injuries. Contact an attorney at our law office today for assistance with your case.