A Texas floor and sustained serious permanent injuries during rigging down operations at a well site in the Panhandle. A rig was being disassembled in preparation for moving it when a large piece of equipment fell, striking the man in the head.
In a lawsuit filed by Rob Ammons on behalf of the 37-year-old injured worker and his wife, it is alleged that the well site’s owner, BP America Production Company, and the well site leader failed to ensure that equipment at the site was in good working order, that safety devices were functioning properly, that supervisors and safety men were properly positioned, that proper inspections were performed, that safety rules were enacted, and that operational and safety procedures were established and followed with respect to rigging down operations.
The worker’s wife was included in the lawsuit based on the loss of consortium she has suffered as a result of her husband’s catastrophic injuries, which include spinal cord trauma.
“It is crucial that exploration companies take the sincere initiative to provide for the safety of workers who provide such important work at their well sites,” commented Ammons.
Rob Ammons is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rob Ammons’ law practice, The Ammons Law Firm, is located in Houston, Texas.
The Ammons Law Firm’s practice is exclusively personal injury law, handling such cases as tire defects, oil rig explosions, truck accidents, plant explosions, refinery accidents, wrongful death, post-collision fires, seat belt defects, airbag defects, SUV rollovers, and workplace negligence.