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 Accidents On The Job
Mariner Energy has had a minimum of a dozen Gulf Coast Offshore incidents. Some examples of accidents that have been reported on Mariner Energy oil rigs include the following:
- Mariner was cited for a leaking storage tank and a sump pump which did not operate properly. The pump did not automatically maintain overflow at a level that was able to avoid discharging into the Gulf of Mexico. Each year on oil rigs, failure to properly maintain equipment causes pollution and safety issues.
- In 1998, a tarp on a Mariner oil rig caught on fire.
- 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 2006, a fire was caused by a welding accident
- In 2007, there was an explosion that caused a flash fire
- In 2008, a barge in tow hit a well
- In 2008, a blowout occurred when a driller hit a shallow gas zone
- In 2008, after dislodging a hook and hoist chain a workers eye was injured
- In 2008, liquid hydrocarbons traveled to a fuel gas scrubber causing a fire
- In 2009, a contractor fell though a hole of loose grating
- In 2009, during welding a methanol tank exploded causing burns to a worker
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 can be 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.