Magnum Hunter was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Houston. The company several subsidiaries including Triad Hunter LLC, Magnum Hunter Productions incorporated, Bakken Hunter LLC, Alpha Hunter Drilling LLC, and PRC Willison LLC. Magnum Hunter is focused on production of oil particularly the exploration, exploitation and development processes.
Magnum Hunter Oil Rig Accident Reports
- On the way to a rig, a water vehicle collided with the caisson resulting in two men aboard the vehicle receiving minor injuries. Numerous vehicular accidents occur annually at oil rigs involving either boats or helicopters and most often happen because workers lack proper training or adverse weather conditions make it difficult to see conditions.
- In 2001, a platform operator noticed smoke coming from the condensate heater-treater stack. The workers immediately shut in the heater-treater and found a small leak in the fire tube. Condensate and water were flowing into the fire tube, which was creating smoke. Given the large number of pieces of equipment that are used on oil rigs, there are many accidents that occur there each year involving workers who are not properly trained to use equipment or machinery that is not properly maintained.
- In 2005, operators set up to charge a battery from the back of the MCC and ran an air condition electrical supply cord and charging cables through a crack in the back MCC room door. The back door stop failed and the door closed on the air condition cord and charging cables, which cut the charging cables and resulted in an electrical short and ignited the cables. Many electrical fires on oil rigs occur because workers fail to properly adequately maintain machinery and equipment.
The Danger Of Asbestos for Oil Rig Workers
For many years, asbestos was used by oil rig companies to achieve a variety of purposes including insulation. Laws, however, have been created to eliminate the use of asbestos in new structures even though there is a still a risk that workers might be exposed to asbestos in new buildings.
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