Medco Energi is a publically shared oil and gas company that is headquartered in Indonesia. Founded by Arifin Panigoro in 1980, the company focused on oil and gas exploration and production. In 2008, the company entered into gas pipeline and distribution operations.
Accidents Involving Medco Energi Workers
Some of the accidents that have occurred on Medco Energi oil rigs that have resulted in workers being injured or killed include the following:
- Medco was cited for several areas on the oil rig which due to corrosion had missing grating and handrails, which created a substantial fall risk for workers. One of the reasons why so many falls occur on oil rigs include workers who fail to obey proper safety precautions, and improper warnings posted about fall risks.
- A worker fell because scaffolding on the oil rig was improperly assembled. Falls on oil rigs are very common for several reasons including failure to post adequate warning signs as well as workers who do not follow proper safety precautions.
The Danger of Asbestos for Offshore Oil Rig Workers
For many years, companies used asbestos without being aware that workers who were exposed to the material were at significant risk of being diagnosed with deadly illnesses. While regulations have attempted to prohibit its use, there is still a significant risk of workers being harmed by asbestos in older buildings and structures.
Discover How An Oil Rig Accident Lawyer Can Help
There are a number of ways in which accidents can occur on oil rigs and leave workers suddenly facing very large medical bills, lost wages, and many obstacles. For people who are harmed in oil rig accidents, it is a wise idea to contact a skilled oil rig accident attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Call our law office today.