Created in 1999 and headquartered in the Heritage Plaza building in Houston, Texas., EOG Resources or Enron Oil & Gas Company is a company focused on natural gas and petroleum exploration. The company has operations in China, Trinidad, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Work Injuries and EOG Resource Workers
Even though EOG Resources is only several years old, there have been several serious accidents reported at the company’s offshore oil rigs which include:
- A worker created a flash fire while fixing a sump to drain water and received second degree burns to his face and head that required treatment at a nearby hospital.
- A cook was in the process of moving a box when he slipped and sprained his left hip and ankle.
- A worker was lighting a pilot burner when flash fire occurred causing the worker to experience burns on the front of his head that required hospital treatment.
- A worker placed an extension ladder against a wall. The ladder slipped while the worker was tightening a fitting which caused him to fall several feet and strike his knees on the ladder’s rungs.
The Danger that Asbestos Poses for Oil Rig Workers
For many years, asbestos was used as an insulation material by a large number of companies. Prolonged exposure to asbestos, however, has the potential to cause one of several deadly types of illnesses including asbestosis and mesothelioma.
There are a large number of regulations on both a state and federal level that have been created to prevent workers being exposed to these materials. Oil rig workers who are exposed to asbestos are at risk of being diagnosed with serious conditions.
Speak with an Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
Each year, numerous oil rig workers are seriously injured and some are even killed in accidents. When oil rig accidents occur, one of the best pieces of advice for victims is to immediately obtain the assistance of a skilled attorney. Contact our law office for assistance in navigating the various obstacles that arise with oil rig accidents.