Incorporated in 1924, Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s largest construction and engineering companies. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, the Fluor Corporation provides a wide array of services. The company began to diversify in 1972 when five companies merged into a subsidiary called Coral Drilling, which was dedicated to offshore exploration. In 1990, the corporation expanded into Saudi Arabia by helping the expansion of Aramco facilities. In 2015, Fluor announced plans to take over the Dutch industrial company, Stork.
There have been reported accidents involving scaffolding collapses as well as flash fires in relation to Fluor Corporation oil exploration efforts, but the most concerning report has been a chemical plant explosion at their associated Pajaritos Pemex complex in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico that killed 32 workers and injured another 136 individuals. It is alleged that hydrocarbon leaks at the plant resulted in the explosion. A worker had also previously died at the plant. If these types of explosions can occur at a supervised chemical plant, there is a also risk of these types of accidents occurring on offshore oil rigs.
Offshore Oil Rig Workers and Asbestos Usage
Offshore oil rig workers are susceptible to being harmed by asbestos because the material was used for many years by a large number of businesses in the industry. While asbestos exposure often results in fatal medical conditions, there are most likely not any immediate signs or symptoms that a person has been exposed to the substance.
How a Texas Accident Attorney Can Help
When offshore oil rig accidents occur, victims often feel confused about how to best proceed when facing increasing medical bills. If you or a loved one is harmed in this manner, an oil rig accident attorney understands how to fight for the compensation that you deserve.