A 27-year-old man was killed while working as a floor hand at a drilling rig’s well site in Kremlin, Oklahoma. He and other members of a crew who were on-site to assist the drilling crew were inserting pipe casings into the well. When a driller trainee employed by the rig owner missed while inserting a pipe into the casing and then continued to push down on the pipe with blocks, the pipe bowed and jettisoned, striking the floor hand in the head. The young worker was rushed to the hospital where he was found to have sustained traumatic brain and spinal injuries. He died three days later.
In a lawsuit filed by Rob Ammons on behalf of the floor hand’s parents, it is alleged that the owner/operators of the drilling rig and well site failed to provide a safe place for the floor hand and others to work. Ammons alleges that the driller trainee’s employer was negligent in having an inexperienced and unqualified worker participate in casing operations without supervision. Ammons also alleges that the owner/operators failed to conduct the necessary safety meetings, failed to ensure adequate communication between workers and owners or management at the rig and well site, failed to follow industry standards and established safety procedures, and failed to ignore their obligation to hold the safety of workers paramount.
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.