Matrix Oil Corporation is a private independent oil and natural gas production company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. Since 1999, Matrix has focused on acquiring properties beginning with the Las Cienegas Field in the Los Angeles basin. The company owns and operates oil producing properties today in the Los Angeles and San Joaquin Basins of California. The company currently has 15 producing fields in approximately 28,000 acres.
Accidents Involving Matrix Oil
Some of the accidents that have been reported at Matrix Oil and Gas include the following events:
- In 1999, diesel was discovered improperly leaking from a Matrix oil rig into the Gulf of Mexico. There are numerous ways in which fires at oil rigs including in many situations the combination or leaking of combustible liquids as well as chemical leaks. Given the confined space of oil rigs, explosions and fires that occur at these sites have the potential to seriously injure and even kill workers.
- Another accident included a worker who fell through a section that was not adequately marked. Falls on oil rigs occur for a variety of other reasons including scaffolding that collapses. Objects can also fall from sites and strike workers, which can cause concussions and serious head injuries.
How Asbestos Can Harm Matrix Workers
Silent but deadly, asbestos is contained in many older buildings but workers are not often aware that they have been exposed to the material until years or decades later when a medical diagnosis is made. Since the 1930’s, however, companies have been aware of the deadly nature in asbestos but until the passage of state and federal regulations continued to use asbestos in a variety of new buildings and structures.
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