Petsec Energy LTD is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico, onshore Louisiana, and in the Republic of Yemen.
On The Job Accidents Involving Petsec Workers
Some of the reported accidents that have occurred at Petsec Energy are as follows:
- A water vehicle accident resulted in a boat striking a leg of the Petsec Energy oil rig. Vehicular accidents involving pilots often occur because operators are not properly trained on how to use vehicles or because adverse weather conditions caused operators to experience difficulty with vision.
- A Petsec worker had their hand stuck in a piece of equipment, which could have resulted in a fatality or the loss of a limb. Many oil rig workers are also harmed after becoming trapped in machinery due to failure to follow adequate safety precautions.
- A fire occurred when a welding torch combined with combustible material. Fires on oil rigs are very common with some of the other potential causes for fires including leaking fluids and faulty wiring in machinery.
- A worker fell from an elevated height while performing construction work. Other very common reasons for falls on oil rigs include adverse weather conditions and worker carelessness.
Why Asbestos Endanger Oil Rig Workers
A large number of workers who have been in the oil exploration and production industry for several decades were not made aware that they have been exposed to asbestos. Both state and federal laws have since been created to prohibit the use of asbestos in new buildings and structures, but there is still a risk that workers might be harmed by asbestos that is found in older buildings.
Speak with a Texas Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
When offshore accidents occur, there is a substantial risk that workers will end up being killed or receiving very serious injuries that will impact the rest of their lives. To retain the services of an attorney, contact our law office today.