The owner of several properties in the Gulf of Mexico and headquartered in Sugar Land, MC Offshore Petroleum is invested in oil exploration and production. The company is focused on acquiring and developing oil and gas properties that are in mid-life. MC Offshore operates shallow and deep leases in the Gulf of Mexico including Green Canyon 184, Green Canyon 52A, Green Canyon 52CPP, High Island 136, and High Island 160. MC also owns and operates Jolliet oil pipeline and has interest in a variety of other properties located offshore the Gulf of Mexico in Texas and Louisiana.
Reported Accidents and MC Offshore Workers
The Centers for Disease Control report that each year numerous offshore oil rig workers die in accidents. Recently a worker at MC Offshore Petroleum was found to be injured when:
- Oct 2010 – A bearing on the A pipeline pump seized and caused a leak at the seal, which caught fire. The fire burned a fusible element and caused the platform to ESD. The fire was small around the seal and was extinguished in under five minutes by the BCO. There was no pollution and the only damage was to three control cables containing 24 volts. Approximately 1 quart of oil leaked from the seal onto the deck which was immediately cleaned up.
- Apr 2011 – A BJ Coil Tubing personnel was walking on deck and bumped his lower leg just above the ankle on a piece of chickson pipe while RU inject or head.
- Jul 2013 – While decending a staircase an employee was injured. The IP was sent in for further evaluation.
- Aug 2015 – A bundle (5 joints bound with rope) of 7 5/8 inch casing was being moved by the liftboat crane from the well bay area to the deck of the liftboat. The load was lowered approximately 1 to 3 feet off the deck. The Injured Person (IP) assisting with moving and laying down the casing bundle, let go of the tag line and moved from the port to starboard side of the load in an attempt to settle the load from swaying. The previous bundle of casing was set on 2X4 boards laying on the deck. Once the bundle stopped swinging, the signal man called for the load to be lowered. As the weight of the bundle was set down, the bundles shifted, causing a joint of casing to roll onto the IP’s left foot/ ankle. Other crew personnel had to assit in removing IP’s foot from under the casing. IP’s foot was noted to have bruising and discoloration. IP was transported for further evaluation and treatment. IP was released the same day with no injuries.
The Danger Asbestos Creates For Oil Rig Workers
Medical research has established that exposure to asbestos has the potential to result in several very deadly medical conditions including asbestosis and mesothelioma. Regulations have since been passed to prohibit the use of asbestos in new buildings, but there is still a risk that workers might be harmed by asbestos that still remains in older buildings.
Contact a Knowledgeable Texas Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
Each year, many workers are harmed and some even killed due to accidents that occur on oil rigs. As a result of these accidents, many people end up facing very large medical bills and lost wages. Contact our law office today to begin taking necessary steps to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.