Marathon Oil Corporation Accident Attorneys
Helping Workers & Their Families After Marathon Oil Accidents
Marathon Oil is an independent oil exploration and production company founded in Ohio in 1887. Formerly Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC, in 2005, the company split into two independent operations, Marathon Oil and Marathon Petroleum Company. Marathon engages in exploration and production projects worldwide and in the U.S. At home, Marathon’s operations are in Alaska, Texas, North Dakota, and elsewhere.
North Dakota’s Bakken Shale is central to Marathon’s unconventional resource portfolio. They began drilling in the region in 2006. In 2011, production from the Bakken Shale resulted in a 21% growth of Marathon’s total liquid hydrocarbon sales and an additional 2% growth in the company’s overall U.S. natural gas sales. Marathon holds approximately 416,000 net acres in North Dakota, with a working interest of almost 80% in areas of operated assets. Marathon uses automated rigs to reduce well costs and improve safety and energy efficiency.
It currently has four operating segments:
- Exploration and production
- Oil sands mining, integrated gas, and refining
According to Marathon, safety, responsibility, and ethical practices are their core values. Although Marathon Oil claims that safety is its priority, its accident record says otherwise. Since drilling rig workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, companies like Marathon Oil need to follow safety procedures to prevent workers from getting hurt. Unfortunately, many employers fail to do so—and workers pay the price. When that happens, the Marathon Oil Corporation accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin step in.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or wrongful death in a Marathon Oil accident, it is vital to have an experienced attorney representing your case. Contact our Marathon Oil accident lawyers today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629.
Marathon Oil Rig Accidents
According to Good Jobs First, Marathon Oil has incurred a total of $12,912,932 in penalty fees since 2000. Those penalties do not speak to the injuries or ruined lives created due to poor safety practices.
Marathon Oil’s accident history includes accidents such as the following:
North Sea Platform Explosion (2015)
In December 2015, an explosion occurred on Marathon Oil’s North Sea platform. The Brea Alpha platform stopped operations after a corroded gas line ruptured. Inside sources informed industry news source Oil and Gas People that workers attempted to report a leak before the explosion.
Worker Killed in a Fall (2009)
A Marathon Oil contractor fell to his death at a company construction site. It is believed that the worker fell about 20-30 feet while he was working on Marathon’s $3.2 billion expansion project.
Life-Altering Injuries Caused by Marathon Oil Rig Accidents
Unfortunately, the dangerous nature of oil rigs makes it common for workers to suffer serious injuries. This is why companies like Marathon Oil must follow government safety regulations. They exist to protect employee safety, yet many employers fail to provide workers with proper equipment or safety training. Companies need to be taken to task for the harm they cause to their employees.
Common life-altering injuries caused by rig accidents include:
Contact Our Marathon Oil Corporation Accident Attorneys
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are proud to protect the rights of injured workers and help them secure their futures. After an injury, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with extensive medical bills while out of work. Arnold & Itkin fights tirelessly to ensure you get the best medical care and the best possible case result. We have helped hundreds of workers receive the compensation they deserve, and we can help you too.
Contact our Marathon Oil Corporation accident lawyers for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629. We're here for you.