Headquartered in Dallas and created in 1909, Enserch Exploration is a subsidiary of Enserch Corporation which is focused on petroleum exploration and production. Since this time, the company has grown substantial in size and operation including offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dangers Faced by Offshore Workers
There have been reports of accidents involving Enserch workers over the years. Some of the accident reports include:
- A welder ignited and created a fire during the process of trying to increase a drip pan’s capacity. Fires on offshore oil rigs are often deadly.
- A supply workboat that collided with the leg of a drilling rig. Vehicle accidents at offshore oil rigs are the cause of a significant portion of offshore accidents each year.
- The latch on a door was not fully secured which caused pressure to make the door swing open suddenly. This could have easily resulted in a very serious accident.
Why Workers Should Be Mindful of Asbestos
A large body of medical research has details the many dangers related to asbestos. Offshore oil rig workers are one of the professions that are most likely to be harmed by asbestos, which in many cases can damage a worker’s lungs without the symptoms being seen until years later.
Why You Should Contact a Texas Accident Attorney Today
If you have been harmed in an oil rig accident, it is important to immediately contact an attorney who can begin to take steps to gather evidence about how the accident occurred and fight for the compensation that you deserve. Additionally, a lawyer can help an accident victim begin to manage what can feel like an overwhelming situation due to substantial physical disabilities and large bills. Contact our law office today for the assistance that you need.