Headquartered in Woodlands, Texas and founded in 1946 as Roxoil Drilling Incorporated, Mitchell Energy Corporation retains over 2,500 workers. Today, the company is one of the country’s largest independent natural gas and liquid hydrocarbon producers. A decade int0 the 21st century, Mitchell Energy Corporation was acquired by Devon Energy Production Company.
Accidents That Have Harmed Mitchell Energy Workers
Some examples of how Mitchell Energy oil rig workers have been injured while on the job include the following:
- A worker was on a stairway landing wrapping a light fixture prior to sandblasting. The landing was 25 feet above the rig’s plus 10 deck. When the worker leaned out through the guardrails to wrap the light fixture, the fixture broke and the worker fell because he struck his head before entering the water. The worker died as a result of this accident. Falls at oil rigs are a very common type of accident and often occur because workers fail to follow proper safety protocol.
The Dangerous Nature of Asbestos for Oil Rig Workers
For many years, companies engaged in the oil exploration and production process used asbestos despite knowledge that the material had the potential to cause very serious medical conditions. While regulations have since been created to prohibit the placement of asbestos in new buildings and structures, there is still a risk that the material might exist at older locations where oil right workers might be located.
Discover How A Seasoned Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney Can Help
Each year, numerous Texas oil rig workers are seriously harmed and others even killed due to the accidents that occur while on the job. For workers who are harmed in these accidents, it is often a wise idea to obtain the services of an attorney who understands how to create a strong legal strategy that navigate the various obstacles that can arise. Contact our law firm today.