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Helping Those Harmed in Patterson-UTI Explosions & Accidents

The Patterson-UTI Energy Company was known for one thing during much of the last decade: having one of the worst safety records in the oil and gas industry. In the first 10 years of the new millennium, Patterson-UTI was involved with more fatal accidents than every other energy company in the United States. One report from the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee found that there were 12 deaths at the company’s Texas drilling sites from 2003 through 2007 alone. Patterson-UTI was able to slow their accident fatality rate; however, one person was killed at a Patterson-UTI facility in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, a company rig site in West Texas saw a fatal accident in 2017.

On January 19, 2018, a Patterson-UTI rig was the site of the deadliest oil and gas accident since 2010's Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. A Patterson-UTI oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma exploded and caught fire, killing five workers. Investigations into the cause of the blast are still ongoing.

This means that in 15 years, Patterson-UTI has been involved in 21 fatalities.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is known as the worst oil and gas industry accident in America’s history. However, Patterson-UTI has almost doubled the fatality count of Deepwater Horizon in just 15 years.

If you were harmed in any type of drilling accident, oil rig explosion, blowout, or other incident, talk to our Patterson-UTI accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin. Call (888) 493-1629 today!

An Interview with Patterson-UTI's CEO

The CEO of Patterson-UTI gave an interview on the 2018 Oklahoma explosion, where he declared that the company’s top priority is safety. When a reporter asked the CEO about the company’s past accidents, the leader had little to say about Patterson’s history. “There have been cases in the past,” the CEO said, “but I think the record shows - certainly in the last few years - we've been one of the safest companies in the industry.”

In response to this fatal accident, a long-time energy analyst based in Houston had this to say, “The industry loses several rigs every year to fire, accidents and explosions," he said. "We usually don't kill five people, though.”

Involve Leading Patterson-UTI Accident Attorneys

Getting the help you need after a serious accident or injury can be difficult, especially when you're going up against a corporation with seemingly endless resources and an entire team of attorneys focused on limiting your recovery. At Arnold & Itkin, we're known for fighting for injured oil and gas workers' rights, no matter what. There is no opponent too big because we have our own resources and are willing to put in the work it takes to expose wrongdoing, negligence, and carelessness. You deserve the best treatment and maximum compensation after a Patterson-UTI accident. Our team has the wherewithal to fight for these on your behalf.

To find out what steps our Patterson-UTI claim attorneys can take to help you, contact us online or call (888) 493-1629.

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