Formed as the Kinetica Partnership in 2010 to focus on the midstream portion of the gas value chain, Kinetica began its operations by acquiring over 1664 miles of pipeline located in and near the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Kinetica focuses on several different operations.
On The Job Accidents Involving Kinetica Workers
There have been several accidents that have occurred on Kinetica Partnership oil rigs that have resulted in workers being seriously injured. These accidents include:
- A worker who was not properly trained on job safety used a piece of heavy machinery improperly which resulted in another worker being injured.
- Failure to clean up oil on a platform resulted in a worker falling and being injured. Other common reasons for falls include workers who fail to obey safety precautions as well as scaffolding that is improperly assembled.
- Fires and explosions on oil rigs are known to be caused for a variety reasons including the large number of flammable materials that are used on oil rigs.
- Each year, a large number of accidents occur on oil rigs because machinery is not properly maintained or because machinery is defective and fails to work properly.
Asbestos Exposure and Oil Rigs
Even though medical reports have since established the dangerous effect of prolonged asbestos exposure, asbestos is still found in many older oil rigs and workers can become exposed without knowing. In many cases of asbestos exposure, workers are not aware that they have been exposed to a deadly substance until many years later when a diagnosis of a deadly medical condition is made.
Speak with an Oil Rig Lawyer
Oil rig accidents can be particularly serious and leave workers facing very serious injuries as well as hefty bills. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that occurred on an oil rig, do not hesitate to contact our law office.