On November 20, 2014, an oil and gas platform, owned by Fieldwood Energy, exploded 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana, killing one and injuring three others. In Louisiana and the Gulf Coast area, oil and gas workers are vulnerable to serious accidents every day. Many offshore workers have lost their lives due to oil and gas platform explosions.
What Causes Oil and Gas Platform Explosions?
Understanding possible causes of oil and gas explosions can help prevent them from occurring. Oil and gas platform explosions may be caused by any of the following factors:
- Equipment failure
- Chemical spills/explosive liquids
- Severed power lines
- Drilling rig accidents
- Blowout accidents
Have You Been Injured in an Oil and Gas Platform Explosion?
Many oil and gas platform explosions occur because of negligence, improper training, and defective equipment. Whatever the cause of the injuries, the oil and gas platform explosion attorneys at The Lambert Firm are here to help. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an oil and gas platform explosion, The Lambert Firm will help obtain the compensation needed for medical expenses, lost wage replacement, and pain and suffering. We understand the unique damages in oil and gas platform explosion cases and are passionate about protecting the rights of injured oil and gas industry workers. Contact us today by calling 1-800-521-1750.