Focused on developing and producing petroleum in the United States and Canada, the Koch Exploration Company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The Koch Exploration division of the company is actually an affiliate of Koch Industries, which is one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the company has focused on exploration for more than sixty years and has increased substantially over this course of time.
Accidents Involving Oil Rig Workers
Some of the accidents reported involving Koch Exploration workers include:
- In 2014, an explosion occurred at a Koch Industries location due to faulty equipment which resulted in several workers being injured and requiring some workers to receive medical treatment at a nearby hospital. Explosions are often caused by adverse weather conditions, combustible materials, or the malfunction of equipment.
- Another example of an accident that resulted in injuries were workers who were on a water vehicle that collided with the leg of an oil rig. Each year, numerous vehicular accidents involving boats or helicopters occur at oil rigs. Most often, these accidents occur because vehicle operators are either improperly trained on how to pilot the vehicle or adverse weather conditions make it difficult to see.
- A third example of a workplace injury involves a worker who was struck by a falling pipe. There are many ways in which falling objects can injure workers including falling chains, rotary tables, and tongs. Other falls can occur when construction platforms are not properly assembled or when there are not adequate safety barriers around work sites.
Oil Rig Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Exposure to asbestos has the potential to result in terminal medical conditions like asbestosis and mesothelioma. Fortunately, laws prohibit the use of asbestos in most locations, but not all asbestos has been removed from older structure which can seriously impact the lives of workers.
Speak with a Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
Accidents that occur on oil rigs can seriously injure and even kill workers which can leave emotional damages, large medical bills, and lost wages. By contacting a lawyer at our law office today, our legal counsel can help make sure that your case resolves in a positive manner.