A subsidiary of Orinoco Natural Resources LLC, Northstar Offshore Energy Partners was formed in 2017 with the goal of acquiring certain oil and gas assets. All of these assets are located in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico.
Cases In Which Northstar Workers Have Been Injured On The Job
Accidents reported on Northstar Offshore Energy’s oil rigs include the following:
- In 2013, a North Star worker sustained an eye injury when he after being exposed to a caustic soda beads by improperly mixing the caustic material in a mud pit. Although he sustained blisters around the eye, there was no vision loss. Each year, a large number of oil rig personnel work with toxic chemicals, which presents a substantial risk for injury. Accidents at oil rigs incurred by workers involving hazardous chemicals are often caused by the failure to follow proper safety precautions.
- A North Star worker was injured when he fell from the railing of a platform on which he was working as a blaster and painter. After the railing broke, the painter fell a dozen feet and landed in the Gulf of Mexico. This accident highlights the important point that many accidents that occur at oil rigs involve workers falling. Other reasons why workers fall include scaffolding that collapses. In other cases, objects can fall on workers which can result in very serious head injuries including concussions.
Understanding Why Asbestos is Dangerous
Since the 1930’s, companies have had knowledge that asbestos has the potential to cause very serious medical conditions, but companies continued to use the material until regulations were created that prohibited the use of the material. There is still a risk of workers being seriously harmed by asbestos, however, because it is often not immediate to determine that an exposure to asbestos occurred.
Contact an Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
When oil rig accidents occur, workers often end up facing a variety of obstacles including lost wages and large medical bills. By obtaining the services of an attorney at our law office, you can increase your chances of a successful outcome.