Created in 2006, Proteus Oil Pipeline runs from Mississippi in the Gulf Coast to the Proteus SP 89E Platform in the Gulf Coast. The company reports producing over 425,000 barrels per each of crude oil.
Proteus Oil Workers and On The Job Accidents
Some of the reasons why accidents occur among Proteus Oil workers including the following accidents which have result in serious injuries and fatalities:
- A worker was struck by a falling object and injured due to scaffolding that collapsed because of improper construction and failure to properly obey safety instructions.
- Workers have been harmed due to flash fires that occurred because machinery was not maintained on a sufficient basis. In many cases, these accidents have been caused by chemical leaks or the large use of combustible materials on oil rigs.
- An oil rig accident occurred at Proteus when a vessel collided with an oil rig because the worker could not see sufficiently due to adverse weather conditions.
The Danger of Asbestos for Offshore Oil Rig Workers
Since 1930’s, there is evidence that suggests companies were aware that frequent and prolonged exposure to asbestos has the potential to cause very serious and terminal medical conditions. While there is less of a chance that workers will encounter asbestos in newer buildings, asbestos that is found in older buildings is much more likely to harm workers.
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Each year, a large number of workers are seriously harmed and some are even killed in oil rig accidents, which often leaves workers facing a large number of unexpected consequences. To obtain strong legal representation to assist you through this difficult time, consider contacting our law office today for assistance with your case.