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Occidental Petroleum Accidents

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Occidental Petroleum Accident Attorneys

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Founded in 1920, Occidental Petroleum (often abbreviated to Oxy) is a hydrocarbon exploration company with operations in the United States, the Middle East, and Colombia. It is also engaged in petrochemical manufacturing in the U.S., Chile, and Canada. Organized in Delaware and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Occidental Petroleum has 37,000 employees around the world and facilities across the U.S. As of the end of 2020, Occidental had 2.911 billion barrels of oil equivalent of net reserves and had produced 1,350 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Occidental Petroleum is a giant corporation with vast resources, but this does not mean it’s exempt from complying with safety standards and environmental regulations. If you suffered harm while working on an Occidental Petroleum rig, you deserve answers. You deserve the chance to hold at-fault parties accountable.

Contact Arnold & Itkin today to talk to an Occidental Petroleum injury lawyer about your rights and options.

Piper Alpha Explosion: The World’s Deadliest Offshore Disaster

Operated by Occidental Petroleum, the Piper Alpha was an oil platform located in the North Sea about 120 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. Initially created as an oil-only platform in 1976, it was later converted to gas production as well. On July 6, 1988, an explosion and several fires on the Piper Alpha claimed the lives of 167 people. The incident also caused about $1.7 billion in insured losses. At the time, the platform was responsible for about 10% of all oil and gas production in the North Sea.

The loss of life and property damage make the Piper Alpha explosion the worst offshore disaster in history. Occidental Petroleum paid out $100 million for its role in the explosion.

Occidental Petroleum Fined $18.25 Million for Deadly Natural Gas Explosion

On April 17, 2017, 2 men were killed and 1 was severely burned as the result of a natural gas explosion at a Colorado home. The men were replacing a water heater in a basement when natural gas that had been leaking into the basement ignited, shooting flames hundreds of feet into the air, and destroying the house.

Colorado oil and gas regulators assessed an $18.25 fine against Occidental Petroleum, finding the company to be at fault for the deadly explosion.

Representing Survivors & Families After Occidental Petroleum Accidents

Accidents in the oil and gas industry are often catastrophic. Workers may experience severe injuries in accidents on rigs or drill sites, residents may lose their lives in pipeline explosions, and entire communities may be rocked by plant or refinery accidents. Occidental Petroleum is one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., and it has a far from perfect safety record.

Our Occidental Petroleum accident attorneys are prepared to help after:

Occidental Petroleum workers and contractors deserve better. Their families and communities deserve better. We can help if you were injured or lost someone you love because a company like Occidental failed to put safety first. We can investigate these incidents to uncover wrongdoing and bring those responsible to justice.

To find out more, call (888) 493-1629 or fill out our online form.

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