Headquartered in Midland and founded in 1993, Legacy Resources focused on acquiring and developing oil and natural gas in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, and Rocky Mountains.
Legacy Workers and Oil Rig Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control report that over a hundred workers die at offshore oil rigs each year. There have been several accidents that have occurred on oil rigs owned and operated by Legacy Resources, which include the following:
- In 2013, a fire occurred at a Legacy site due to a chemical leak. Each year, a large number of fires and explosions occur due to the large amount of flammable materials used at oil rigs as well as failure by workers to follow adequate safety precautions.
- A vehicular accident occurred at an oil rig. Accidents involving boats or helicopters at oil rigs are very common because either workers are improperly trained or cannot see the oil rig due to adverse weather conditions.
- A worker was struck by a falling object. Falls at oil rigs are very common because workers fail to properly barricade construction areas or do not obey posted warnings.
How Asbestos Exposure Harms Oil Rig Workers
Prior to the establishment of federal and state regulations, a large number of oil rig workers were exposed to asbestos, which can cause asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other terminal medical conditions. One of the deadliest elements of asbestos is that in many cases,, workers are harmed by exposure to asbestos without even being aware that exposure has occurred and are not made aware that this deadly contact has been made until they are diagnosed with a deadly medical condition.
Discover How A Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney Can Help
Accidents that occur on oil rigs happen suddenly and can kill or injure workers result in large emotional damages and hefty fees associated with medical bills. Speak with counsel at our law office today for assistance with your case and to take the steps necessary to make sure that you obtain the best possible outcome.