An oil field worker was killed in an industrial accident in Brazoria County the morning of March 14, according to multiple reports.
The incident occurred at a Denbury Resources site near the intersection of Highway 35 and County Road 129 in the Alvin area, according to KPRC/Click2Houston.com.
The worker was crushed by part of a rig that fell after a snatch block broke, according to KTRK/ABC13.com. A snatch block is a type of pulley that has a hook, Click2Houston.com reports. Workers were trying to move a piece of equipment to the top of an oil platform, according to KHOU.com. The equipment that fell weighs several thousand pounds, according to the reports.
KTRK/ABC13.com posted the following statement from Plano, Texas-based Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR):
“On the morning of March 14th, a worker was involved in an incident while working on a rig in the Hastings oil field. Denbury and its contractors are working closely with local public officials following the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.”
The worker’s identity has not been released. It is not clear from the reports whether the worker was an employee of Denbury’s or one of its contractors.
Oil Field Injury Lawyer
The oil industry continues to grow with the world’s demand for oil and natural gas. With this increased demand, there has also been an increase in accidents causing serious injury and death to workers who often are inadequately trained or supervised. We offer experienced, strategic support to protect the rights of our clients and their families after suffering a serious oil field injury or death.
After an accident, it is important to work with an experienced legal team that can collect and preserve all necessary evidence for your case including physical evidence, accident reports, corporate documentation, witness statements, and expert opinions. Our team will begin an immediate investigation to identify the cause of the accident and pursue claims against all liable parties.
An oilfield injury or death may be caused by:
Company failure to take reasonable precautions
Improper employee training
Improper maintenance of equipment
Defective products & machinery
Drug & alcohol abuse
Individuals injured by oil field accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries, including wrongful death. Our team has the legal and medical experience to effectively handle a range of cases involving serious & complex injuries caused by explosions and burns, falls, defective products and equipment, toxic fumes and fires.
We are committed to pursuing an aggressive case against all liable parties and will seek to collect the full compensation you are entitled to for lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care needs, disability and impairment, and any additional personal or financial losses you have sustained.