Offshore/Maritime

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... Read More

Ship Worker Injury Settlement

POSTED ON April 27, 2015

  Injury Attorney Rob Ammons Wins Settlement For Ship Worker Injured at Work July 20, 2011 Houston, Tx.: On October 3, 2007 a crew member aboard the M/V Galena Bay ship tripped on chains improperly stored on a ship's deck. "The defendant failed to keep the deck free from unnecessary hazards and maintain and inspect the deck properly," says Houston attorney Rob Ammons. "Overseas Galena Bay LLC and OSG Ship Management, Inc's failure to provide a seaworthy vessel for my... Read More

Transocean Rig Explosion Update

POSTED ON October 1, 2010

BP says oil spill costs rise to $11.2 billion (AP) October 1, 2010 LONDON - BP PLC said Friday that it has pledged royalty revenues from several Gulf of Mexico assets to guarantee payment of claims from the disastrous blowout of its Macondo well. The oil company said it has spent $11.2 billion so far reacting to the blowout, which began April 20 with an explosion that killed 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. The well was declared... Read More

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