Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Devon Energy focuses on exploration and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and petroleum through offsea exploration. Many people are not aware that Devon Energy has been the 231st largest company on the Fortune 500.
Dangers for Devon Energy Workers
There have been reports of dangerous accidents occurring at Devon Energy offshore oil rigs over the years, which include:
- A welder making a cut and fluid leaking from his tool causing a fire.
- The company allegedly failing to properly teach workers fall protection safety and as a result, a fall occurred on one of the rigs. A worker was on a stairway wrapping a light fixture to prepare for sand blasting. The employee leaned through landing guardrails and in the process fell. While falling, he struck his head and was later found in the water deceased.
Reasons Offshore Employees Should Be Aware of Asbestos
Offshore oil workers are one of the occupations that are at risk of being harmed by asbestos. For many years, oil exploration and production companies relied on asbestos to serve a variety of purposes.
Medical research, however, has since established that asbestos often cause several fatal illnesses including several particularly aggressive forms of lung cancer.
Do Not Hesitate to Contact a Texas Accident Attorney
While some oil rig accidents result in immediate damage, other accidents take some time before the damage becomes visible. Regardless, if you or a loved one is harmed due to an accident that occurred on an oil rig, it is not uncommon to be presented with financial burdens. By contacting our law office today, you can make sure that you obtain the assistance of strong legal counsel that will help make sure your case resolves in a positive manner.