Incorporated in Delaware, Denbury Resources is focused on providing oil and natural gas services in both the Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountains. The company currently employees over 1,000 workers.
Oil Rig Accidents Involving Denbury Workers
The Centers for Disease Control report that fires among offshore oil rigs are the most common way in which workers are seriously injured or killed. Over the years, there have been several reports involving fires on Denbury Offshore’s oil rigs, including:
- Blow-by from a test separator outlet resulted in fluid and gas blown out of the top of the container and onto a gas compressor which caused a fire. The fire was very large and required many chemical units to extinguish. The fire did substantial damage to the oil rig.
- A fire occurred at the deck drain during the cutting and welding process. Workers responded quickly to the fire and no serious damage was done.
- A crew of workers were cutting out rusted parts from pump muffler flanges. Some slag fell on an inlet starting gas line. This fire was caused by faulty equipment.
How Asbestos Can Harm Workers
For many years, asbestos was used by a variety of oil and natural gas companies for several different purposes. Unfortunately, since this time, it has been established that frequent and prolonged exposure to asbestos can result in several very serious medical conditions.
Most severely, workers can be diagnosed with mesothelioma and other terminal illnesses including some of forms of lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos.
Obtain the Services of an Oil Rig Attorney
There is a significant risk of workers in Texas who are involved in oil rig accidents being seriously injured or killed. If you are a worker who is harmed in such a manner, it is important to obtain the assistance of strong legal representation. Contact our law office today.