Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, North Central Oil Corporation focuses on oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico.
Oil Rig Accidents Faced by North Central Workers
The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 100 offshore oil rig workers are injured in accidents each year. Some examples of how accidents have occurred at North Central Oil Corporation that have resulted in workers being injured or killed include:
- A worker was performing maintenance when he fell through a landing rail. Falls at oil rigs are common due to worker failure to follow safety precautions, construction areas that are not properly designated, and scaffolding that collapses because it is improperly assembled.
- Fires and explosions at oil rigs are very common at oil rigs. Given the contained space of oil rigs, these accidents are often very dangerous for workers. Some of the reasons these accidents occur include the use of combustible material on oil rigs, defective equipment, poorly maintained equipment, and chemical leaks.
Why Workers Must Be Aware of Asbestos
Many oil and gas companies used asbestos for several decades to serve a variety of purposes including as insulation even though they were aware that asbestos can cause very serious medical conditions. Not only are many workers unable to avoid the danger of asbestos because they are almost always not aware of the presence of the material, the many associated illnesses are often terminal in nature.
Speak with an Oil Rig Accident Attorney
Workers who are injured in oil rig accidents often end up facing very serious injuries and sometimes even die as a result. Texas oil rig workers who are injured on the job often find that it is particularly helpful to speak with a knowledgeable lawyer who understands how to help the various obstacles that can arise. Call our law office today for assistance.