Founded in 1883 by Joseph Mania Huber, the JM Huber Corporation is a large family owned business. Headquartered in New Jersey, the company has four subsidiaries including CP Kelco, Huber Engineered Materials, Huber Engineered Woods, and Huber Resources. Among the many industries in which Huber is engaged are oilfield drilling and exploration.
Ways In Which JM Huber Corporation Workers Have Been Hurt
Some of the accidents that have reportedly harmed JB Huber workers include:
- In 2000, a small spool piece was removed from equipment. Workers were in the process of cutting bolts from a dump valve. During the removal of these bolts, a small flash fire occurred resulting three workers to receive burn treatment at a local hospital. This is just one of several fires that have occurred at property owned by JM Huber. Failure to follow safety protocol as well as defective equipment results in many oil rig fires occurring each year.
- While conducting equipment operations in 2003, a crane operator noticed smoke coming from a crane engine exhaust. Even though the fire was quickly extinguished, there was the potential that workers could have been seriously injured in the accident.
- Another type of accident at JM Huber involved oil rig workers who were harmed while traveling on transportation to the rig. Most often, these accidents include either vehicular transportation or aircraft that is piloted by an improperly trained crew member.
The Threat Asbestos Poses to Workers at Oil Rigs
Before it was determined that asbestos was a environmental hazard, a large number of companies used asbestos that were engaged in petroleum exploration. Even though this activity has since ceased, many oil rig workers particularly those who have have been exposed to asbestos are at significant risk of being harmed from the material remaining in older structures.
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If you have been harmed while working on an oil rig, do not hesitate to contact us. We understand how these accidents occur and can help you make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner.