A publicly held Delaware limited partnership, MidCon Energy Partners was formed in 2011 to explore and produce oil and natural gas properties that the company holds in North America. Properties operated by the company are located in Southern Oklahoma, Northeastern Oklahoma, the Gulf Coast, and the Permian. MidCon Exploration Company is a subsidiary of the company that is focused on exploration in the Gulf Coast.
Oil Rig Accidents and MidCon Workers
Some of the accidents that have been reported at MidCon include the following situations:
- In 1995, a fire occurred on test separators while rusted bolts were being removed on the condensate / oil discharge line. A welder’s cutting torch was being used to remove the bolts when condensation was released which caused a flash fire. The cutter experienced 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns. The operation was immediately shut down so that first aid could be provided. Each year on oil rigs, combustible materials cause a large number of accidents on oil rigs involving fires.
- In 1996, a MidCon platform operator was cleaning sand from the flare scrubber by removing the flange to flange piping and drain valve from the vessel. Two other operators were at the same time initiating production and pressuring up the production separator. The relief valve relieved prematurely through the valve and piping. Operator 1 was close to the escaping gas and receive significant burns to his face, arms, and neck. Chemical leaks on oil rigs cause numerous explosions each year, which have the potential to kill and seriously harm workers.
The Threat That Asbestos Poses To Oil Rig Workers
Asbestos exposure has the potential to result in very serious and often fatal injuries for workers. Unfortunately, a large number of workers are exposed to asbestos without being aware until a medical diagnosis is made.
Consult About Matters With An Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
There are many injuries that can arise when oil field accidents occur. To make sure that workers in these accidents obtain the compensation that they deserve, it is important to consult with a lawyer. Contact our law office today.