Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company with at least 6 oil and gas leases that operates oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2001, Dominion Resources Incorporated agreed to buy Louis Dreyfus Natural Gas Corporation for $1.8 billion in cash and stocks.
How Oil Rig Accidents Have Occurred at Louis Dreyfus
Some examples of accident reports that have occurred on Louis Dreyfus oil rigs include the following:
- In 2004, while removing a generator’s radiator, the radiator became lodged. A worker who was trying to free the radiator fell over and smashed his hand against a handrail. A large number of accidents on oil rigs involve workers whose body parts become stuck in machinery. There are also many accidents on oil rigs involving workers who are struck by flying objects.
- In 2001, a small fire caused a worker to experience very serious first degree burns. The accident occurred while the worker was draining condensation from a vapor recovery compressor. The condensate during this process made contact with an exhaust manifold which caused the fire.
Why Oil Rigs Workers Should Worry About Asbestos
Asbestos was used for many years by oil industry workers as an insulation material, but medical research has since revealed that asbestos exposure can result in several serious medical conditions. While regulations prohibit asbestos from being placed in new buildings and structures, there is still a serious risk that asbestos that is contained in old buildings could cause harm if disturbed in some way.
Contact a Texas Oil Rig Accident Attorney
The attorneys at our law office understand the many potentially damaging effects that oil rig accidents can have on the lives of workers. If you are a worker who has been injured in an oil rig accident, our legal counsel will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve. Call our law office today.