Headquartered in Freestone, Texas, Ocean Energy Incorporated focuses on oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico.
On The Job Accidents Involving Ocean Energy Workers
A few examples of how accidents have occurred on oil rigs owned and operated by Ocean Energy include the following:
- In 2000, an Ocean Energy worker was found unconscious on the motor room floor. A piece of equipment was later determined to have fallen and hit the employee. The worker was killed due to this accident. Each year, a large number of workers on oil rigs are seriously injured due to falling equipment.
- In 1998, while offloading a crane from a platform, the crane fell back onto the oil rig’s platform which trapped two workers between the floor and the machinery. As a result of this accident, the two workers died.
- In 1998, workers were finishing up rigging up the substructure of a rig when the substructure failed and the rig substructure separated. This very serious accident results in three workers being killed, 1 worker being seriously injured, and 12 other workers being injured.
The Danger of Asbestos
Asbestos was once used for a variety of purposes including as an insulation, even after companies became aware that prolonged and frequent exposure to asbestos can result in one of several deadly medical conditions. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are just two of these aggressive and deadly diseases, which can occur after asbestos fibers become lodged in a person’s lungs and are often fatal in nature.
Speak to a Top Texas Oil Rig Attorney
Oil rig accidents can significantly change the lives of workers and leave a variety of complications that can forever change a worker’s life. If you or a loved one is involved in this type of accident, it is often very good advice to immediately obtain the assistance of a seasoned attorney. Do not hesitate to contact our law office today for assistance with your case.