An oil platform worker was tragically killed this morning in Brazoria County when a pulley system lifting heavy equipment to the top of the platform failed, crushing the man underneath. The platform was located near Highway 35 and County Road 129 south of Pearland. It is not yet clear exactly how the system failed, but an investigation is being conducted.
The high complexity and immense size of oil machinery presents serious risks of injury or death to the hundreds of thousands of energy workers who spend their days helping provide energy for our homes, our vehicles, and our cities. A situation such as the accident earlier today can have multiple causes, including faulty machinery, improper safety procedures, improper maintenance, lack of proper instructions and/or supervision.
It takes the skill of a competent personal injury attorney to properly evaluate a potential claim and ensure that all the legal requirements are fulfilled before taking action for injuries or deaths sustained due to workplace accidents. If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to injuries sustained on an oil or gas job site, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling personal injury cases. The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner is the oldest personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 800-594-4884 for your free consultation.