Headquartered in Houston and created in 1983, Mariner Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates primarily in the Permian Basin of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. In 2008, Mariner reported reserves of 973.9 billion cubic feet.
Mariner Energy Workers And Accidents On The Job
Some examples of accidents that occur on Mariner Energy oil rigs that have resulted in workers being injured include the following:
- Mariner was cited for a sump bomb which did not operate properly. The pump did not automatically maintain oil levels at a level that was able to avoid discharging the water into the Gulf of Mexico. Each year on oil rigs, failure to properly maintain equipment causes oil rig workers to be injured and killed.
- In 2006, a worker at Mariner was injured when he fell while working on an electrical tray that was located eleven feet above the deck.
- In 1998, a tarp on a Mariner oil rig caught on fire.
The Danger of Asbestos for Oil Rig Workers
Being exposed to asbestos has the potential result in several advanced and hard to treat types of cancer that aggressively attack a person’s lungs. While laws have since been created that prohibit the placement of asbestos in new buildings, there is a still risk that the asbestos might be left in an older building which is even more dangerous because workers are often not aware that they have been exposed to the material until years later when a diagnosis is made.
Speak with an Oil Rig Accident Attorney
When oil rig accidents occur on the job, workers can face very serious complications including large medical bills and crippling injuries. Speak with an attorney at our law office today for assistance with your case. Our legal counsel has experience fighting for the results that you deserve and knows what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in a positive manner.