A subsidiary of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Corporation, PG&E Electric Company was created in San Francisco, California in 1905 and has become one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. The company provides both electric service and natural gas to 16 million people throughout the northern and central parts of California. The PG&E Resources Offshore division of the company is focused on the exploration and production on oil rigs.
Some examples of PG&E accidents that have been reported include the following:
- A worker at Pacific Gas and Electric received very serious burns and electric shock while performing work on one of the company’s electrical systems. These accidents are very common because workers either fail to follow posted safety precautions, machinery is not properly maintained, or workers do not use the proper safety gear for the job.
- A worker was struck by a falling object that was improperly and unsafely placed on an elevated surface.
The Danger of Asbestos on Oil Rigs
Since the 1930’s, companies have been aware that exposure to asbestos over a period of time has the potential to result in one of several serious medical conditions. Even though state and federal laws exist to prohibit the use of asbestos, workers who have been in the industry for several decades are still at risk.
Contact a Top Texas Oil Rig Attorney
Oil rig accidents are often catastrophic and have the potential to seriously harm and even kill workers, which can forever change their lives. If you have been involved in an accident, do not hesitate to contact our law office today.