Posted On: April 3, 2012 by Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp.

Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Oil Rig Accident

Two years ago, a man was killed while working on an oil rig in North Dakota. He was installing floor plates on the rig floor when he was crushed by a bridle line and equalizer. His wife was told it was a “fluke accident.” After a thorough investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the victim’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that Nabors Drilling USA did not ensure safe conditions and is responsible for the death of her husband.

This accident illustrates the tragic consequences that can result when workers are not protected from preventable hazards. Oil rig companies can be held responsible for injuries resulting from the building and installation of oil rigs, faulty equipment, failing to comply with safety procedures, and inadequate training and supervision.

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