Founded in December 1997, Manta Ray Offshore Gathering Company LLC focuses on offshore oil exploration and production from southward at Ship Shoal 207 into parts of South Timbalier, Ewing Banks, Grand Isle, and Green Canyon.
Oil Rig Accidents Among Manta Ray Workers
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that a large number of offshore oil rig workers are killed in accidents each year. Some of the ways in which accidents have occurred on Manta Ray oil rigs include the following:
- In 2005, a flash fire occurred in the pipeline pig launcher area. The maximum allowable working pressure of the pipe was exceeded which resulted in a fire. Each year, due to the large amount of combustible material as well as the many pieces of heavy equipment used on oil rigs, there are many fires and explosions that occur each year on oil rigs.
- A worker fell because scaffolding was improperly constructed. Falls at oil rigs are very common and also occur because workers are struck by improperly placed equipment or workers do not take properly safety precautions while performing work at elevated heights.
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 as insulation. Laws, however, have since 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 older buildings.
Speak with a Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney
No matter how your oil rig accident happened, you are likely left facing a variety of complications. If you have been harmed in an offshore accident, our legal counsel understands how to create a strong case to increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Call our law office today for assistance.