Working on an oil rig is a dangerous job many Gulf Coast residents perform every day. These men and women often leave their families behind for long stretches of time. That is why when I hear about an oil rig incident such as the one that took place off the coast of Grand Isle recently http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/energy/7460350.html
I wonder if the accident could have been avoided. My hopes are that the injuries will be minor and that these workers will be back to providing for their families in short order. Rigs workers are often men/women who work for multiple contractors. Safety should always be the employers' priority. However, as the BP explosion last year taught us, safety is not always on the top of the priority list. The Leon Law Firm www.theleonlawfirm.com has handled many rig and plant accidents during its history. We know what to look for when it comes to investigating the obligations and responsibilities of companies like BP. These rig accidents can not only lead to loss of life, but also affect the property of many on shore (such as the BP spill). This sort of on the job accident can ruin a families' future. Make sure you call The Leon Law Firm if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in plant or oil rig incident.