Established in 1964, Clovelly Oil Company is headquartered in New Orleans and focuses on oil and gas extraction. Since then, the company has managed to grow significantly in the area immediately surrounding New Orleans.
Reported Accidents Involving Clovelly Oil
In 2017 there was a very large accident involving a Clovelly Oil rig that resulted in injuries to at least six people. An additional person remained unaccounted for and was later found dead. This accident occur when a Clovelly oil rig which was located on Lake Pontchartrain exploded. After the large explosion, the rig proceeded to catch on fire.
Clovelly Oil later issued a press statement in regards to explosion and fire of the oil and gas rig. Clovelly announced its commitment to working with law enforcement to make sure that the resulting fire was contained. Additionally, Clovelly was unsure if any oil was discharged into the lake. The company also stated that although it was uncertain what caused the accident, at the time the explosion maintenance was performed on the platform.
Asbestos In the Oil Industury
Regulations currently prohibiting the use of asbestos, but this was not always the case. For several decades, asbestos was used by a wide range of companies. Medical reports, however, began to establish the deadly link between asbestos and several serious medical conditions including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Because asbestos is still in place in many buildings, workers are at risk of being exposed to the hazardous material.
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Accidents that occur on oil rigs have the potential to injure and even kill workers. In addition to physical injuries, accident victims also frequently face large medical bills. Contact our law office today for assistance in pursuing financial compensation for these damages.