Saint Mary Energy Company was founded in 2018 and is an independent exploration and production company with operations in the Rockies and the State of Texas. In 1993, the company consolidated with Tidal Wave Land Company. In 1955, Saint Mary leased acreage to Sun Oil Company. In 1978, Saint Mary entered the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma by investing in the Anderman/Smith Operating Company. In 1994, Saint Mary purchased over 30,000 acres in the Permian Basin. In 2010, the company changed its name to SM Energy Company which is what the company still operates under.
Reports involving SM Energy Oil Rig Accidents
Over the year,s reports have indicated accidents have occurred in a variety of situations which including:
- In 2012 A fire erupted with flames about 150 feet high, at on oil well east of Cheyenne Wyoming because of an oil treater which overflowed and was ignited. The fire was extinguished in about an hour.
- A worker slipped in a pool of unidentified liquid that had come from a leak in a container. This leak existed due in part to the company’s failure to properly maintain conditions on the rig.
- A worker failed to properly wear eyegear and as a result his eyes were harmed by a spark that emanated from his torch while performing welding operations.
- A worker who was in the process of performing a repair required the use of a harness. The worker, however, failed to use proper safety precautions and as a result ended up being involved in a serious fall.
The Danger that Asbestos Poses for Oil Rig Workers
Despite the creation of regulations that are designed to prevent the use of asbestos, there is still a risk that offshore oil rig workers might be harmed by exposure to asbestos that still remain on older oil rigs which can result in medical complications.
Do Not Hesitate to Speak with an Oil Rig Accident Lawyer
If you or your loved one is involved in an oil rig accident, it is important to immediately contact an experienced oil rig accident attorney who will fight tirelessly to make sure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.