Incorporated in 1991 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Westport Resources is one of the 20 largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. In 1995, Westport acquired Conoco Incorporated’s Rocky Mountain properties. In 2000, Westport merged with Equitable Production Company. In 2004, Westport announced that it would become part of a merger with Kerr-McGee Corporation.
Oil Rig Accidents Reported Involving Westport Resources Workers
Over the years, there have been accidents reported that have resulted in workers being injured on the job which include the following examples:
- In 2002, a vehicle collided with the platform on the north side. The vessel went underneath the platform and then collided with a well conductor bell guide. The vessel was a commercial fishing vessel.
- In 1995, a section of chiksan from a blowdown tank being rerouted to a high-pressure pump, The piping was in the process of being connected to the bump when the SSV on the well opened. The release of pressure caused the joint to strike workers who were working on rerouting piping. The workers had to be transported to a nearby medical facility.
The Danger that Asbestos Pose for Oil Rig Workers
Oil rig workers who work in the proximity of asbestos are at great risk of later contracting a deadly medical condition like asbestosis or mesothelioma which aggressively attacks their lungs and is hard to treat.
Talk to an Oil Rig Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one is involved in an oil rig accident, one of the best steps to take is to immediately contact an attorney who knows how to create a strong legal strategy so that you receive the compensation you deserve.