Oil Rig and Industrial Injury
The American West, Gulf, and East coasts are part of the safest collection of industrial facilities, ports, platforms, and vessels when compared to the rest of the planet. The companies that employ millions people to support these maritime and inland assets as a whole are driven toward providing the safest work environment possible.
There are companies that have a different top driver that operate in this market. Patterns of negligence have manifested in groups of companies that put profit above safety in what drives the way they do business. This culture of negligence in regards to safety often can lead to injury and fatalities on rigs, barges, boats, casino boats, floating docks, commercial tankers, pump houses, warehouses, and transfer stations.
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released findings in 2013 from years of study regarding occupational injuries in the private sector mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry for the years 2003 to 2012. The study reads, “Fatalities in the oil and gas extraction industries accounted for 78% of the fatal work injuries in the mining sector in 2012.” And the private mining industry work fatalities increased in 2012 by 14% from the year before.
For more information regarding an injury or fatality in the below occupations on oil drilling platforms, pipelines, tank farms, drilling rigs, tanker-trucks, tugboats, cruise ship and floating docks:
- Assistant Driller
- Mud Engineer
- Crane Operator
- Tanker-Truck Unloading
Pierce Chapman Skrabanek Bruera PLLC has the knowledge base and depth of experiences required in handling auto, trucking, pharmaceutical, drilling rig, industrial, and maritime lawsuits.
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