On Tuesday, August 16, 2011, a maritime worker was killed when a crane collapsed onboard a production platform owned by Energy Resource Technology, a subsidiary of Houston-headquartered Helix Energy Solutions Group. The accident occurred approximately 75 miles southeast of Galveston.
According to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), the crane was in the process of moving a large piece of equipment from the platform onto a waiting work boat when the boom hoist cable suddenly failed. The crane ultimately collapsed, causing the crane’s harness to strike and kill the unidentified worker. No other injuries were reported.
In the wake of a tragic accident, numerous questions will undoubtedly race through your mind. Why did this happen? What are my rights? How am I going to support my family? Some answers can be found on our Jones Act Claim FAQ page. It is imperative that you contact a law firm that understands what it takes to hold maritime employers responsible for their actions.
The offshore injury lawyers at Zehl & Associates have years of experience successfully representing the families of offshore workers killed at sea. Call 1 1-888-302-3838 today for a free, confidential consultation.
Source: Fuel Fix