Rig Explosion in Oklahoma Named Deadliest Oil & Gas Accident in the Past Decade

The recent gas well explosion that happened in Oklahoma has placed a spotlight on Patterson-UTI Energy and the surprising number of safety violations the company has received in the past ten years.

It has been reported that between 2005 and 2007, at least 20 workers died at well sites linked to Patterson-UTI. This is the same drilling contractor responsible for the tragic explosion that recently occurred in Oklahoma.

The explosion resulted in the death of five workers who suffered fatal injuries. The explosion is said to be one of the deadliest oil and gas industry accidents since the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion that caused the death of 11 workers. Click here to read more about the Oklahoma oil rig explosion.

In a report that was released by the U.S. Senate committee, Patterson-TI is described as being, “one of the nation’s worst violators of workplace safety laws.” In fact, the company has received more than 140 safety violations in the past decade. Working on an oil and gas rig can be extremely dangerous due to the amount of risks that workers must face every day.

Have you or a loved one suffered an injury in a gas rig explosion or any other type of industrial accident? You might be entitled to finical compensation for the damages you suffered. At Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC, we help injured workers and their families seek justice. Our team of lawyers are here to review your case and discuss what legal actions you can take. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients and we are ready to fight for you.

Contact our Tulsa team of personal injury attorneys to schedule a case review today.

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