New Orleans, LA – Two Dead, One Injured After Oil Rig Accident In Gulf Of Mexico
New Orleans, LA (June 30, 2019) – A local news source confirmed that two people died and another sustained injuries during a lifeboat test at an oil rig on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
According to an updated report, crews on the oil rig (located 214 offshore in the Gulf of Mexico) had been conducting a routine lifeboat launch test around 9:00 AM that morning. Suddenly, for indeterminate reasons, a malfunction occurred.
Representatives from the company that owns the oil rig confirmed that two people died during the test, while a third person was transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Officials confirmed the accident did not negatively affect the environment.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the two victims. We wish the third victim a swift recovery.
Oil Rig Accident in New Orleans
From 2015 to 2015, Louisiana has held the 6th highest rate of fatal occupational accidents in the United States (based on a report from the Louisiana Department of Health). Although this rate may have dropped by over the past 10 years or so, the state has still exceeded the national record of workplace deaths by a staggering 41%.
If your loved one has died as the result of a workplace accident, you and your family members may be entitled to compensation. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable in wrongful death cases. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have won a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.
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