Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Houston Texas, Renaissance Offshore LLC is an oil and gas exploration and production company that is focused on activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Renaissance Offshore reports generating $150 million each year and employs approximately 36 individuals.
Renaissance Offshore Workers and Oil Rig Accident Reports
- Four Renaissance oil rig workers in 2017 were able to escape their oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico after a fire started. It took workers several hours to put out the fire. While the exact cause of this accident is uncertain, two of the most common reasons why fires occur on oil rigs include workers who are not properly trained about how to follow safety protocol as well as machinery that malfunctions because it is not properly maintained.
- A worker assisted in changing out the #1 radiator fan motor. While attempting to install the belt guards, he noticed that the guards were rubbing on the fan pulley shaft. The radiator fan was being turned by the wind at this time. In an attempt to stop the fan from rotating, the IP touched the belt with his left hand which resulted in an injury. The IP was medivaced from the rig and returned to light duty.
- While lowering a tool basket from the stairwell landing to the production platform, one corner of the basket caught on the stairwell landing causing slack in one of the slings attached to the basket. The worker attempted to release the basket by pushing on the sling cable when the basket came free, the sling cable jumped and injured him.
- A Centrifugal MicroSpin filter developed an engine oil leak allowing the engine oil to spray on a small section of the exposed engine exhaust pipe. As a result, a flame was detected on the engine exhaust and required utilization of a small portion of a 30# Purple (K) BC fire extinguisher. The flame was extinguished in less than 5 minutes, no injuries, spill, or equipment damage occurred.
- While moving a basket on the deck with a crane, a 3″chicksan component in the basket shifted injuring an employee. The worker was sent to shore for further evaluation.
- A worker was in the process of hooking up the personnel basket to the block. He signaled for the crane operator to lower the block so he could hook up the safety sling. As the basket was being lifted, the worker was looking up and his hand remained on the block, causing injury to the left middle finger. To ensure that lifting is performed in a safe and controlled manner, the pinch point area on the block was painted red and labeled “DANGER”. The IP was medivaced from the rig and received medical attention.
The Danger of Asbestos on Oil Rigs
Many workers who are employed on older oil rigs are not aware that they may be or have been exposed to asbestos, which can be result in several aggressive and hard to treat type of cancers including mesothelioma.
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