Headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana, Palm Energy Offshore LLC is a private exploration and production company that operates in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reported Accidents Involving Oil Rig Workers at Palm Energy Offshore:
- In 2008, construction crews were repairing damaged caused by Hurricane Ike. While removing a sump deck, the fitter cut into the oncoming pipeline. The sump deck shifted while the fitter continued cutting through the penetration ring and into the pipeline riser and caused a small flash fire. This accident created a very serious risk of fire or explosion. An investigation later determined that the company had failed to obtain adequate permits to perform the work. A number of very serious accidents occur on oil rigs because workers fail to follow proper safety protocol.
- A worker was struck by a falling object. Falls are very common types of accidents on oil rigs. Other common reasons for fall accident related injuries include scaffolding collapses as well as workers who fail to obey posted warning signs.
Why Oil Rig Workers Should be Mindful of Asbestos
Since the 1930’s, a large number of oil rig workers have been exposed to asbestos without being aware of the material’s ability to cause cancer. Regulations have since been passed to prohibit the use of asbestos, but there is still a risk of workers being seriously harmed by exposure to asbestos because many old buildings and structures still contain the material.
Contact a Knowledgeable Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney
Oil rig accidents have the potential to change the lives of workers and can result in people facing many life changes. If you need the assistance of an attorney, do not hesitate to contact our law office to obtain legal representation that will fight to make sure your case resolves in the best possible manner.