Rooster Energy is an integrated oil and natural gas company with an exploration and production business. Since 1936, Rooster has operated and managed the entire lifecycle of wells from drilling to abandonment of the area with a primary focus on the Gulf of Mexico including the state waters of Louisiana. Their business consists of approximately 41 gross wells.
Reported Accidents Involving Rooster Energy Oil Rigs
As a 7,500 lb load was being landed on the pipe rack, the load got approximately two feet from the landing spot the a worker wrapped the tag line around his waist turned his back and pulled on the load to align it with the pipe rack. The load started in motion toward the worker and struck him from behind thrusting him face forward into the pipe rack. The operation was thus suspended and it was determined the worker needed further medical attention and was transported to the Hospital where he was diagnosed with a dislocated right shoulder.
- While attempting to back out the 8 round tubing out of the top of the tree, the employee sat down on rig floor to get more leverage when he was injured.
- A worker was climbing down off of drill pipe when he slid. The worker was sent in for medical evaluation.
- While rigging up the cement line, the line slipped down and smashed a workers right thumb against the derrick leg and was sent in for further medical evaluation.
The Danger of Asbestos Exposure
Since the 1930’s, companies have been aware that prolonged and frequent exposure to asbestos often can lead to one of several very deadly medical conditions including asbestosis and mesothelioma. While regulations prohibiting the use of asbestos have been created, there is still a risk that workers might be harmed by exposure to asbestos located in older structures.
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Oil rig accidents are often very serious and can seriously injure and even kill workers. If you or a loved one has been harmed in this type of accident and find yourself facing lost wages, medical bills, and other obstacles, you need the assistance of legal counsel who will fight for the results that you deserve. Call our law office today.