Three workers were injured following a fall on an offshore oil platform off the coast of California on December 2, 2020. The three workers fell from the platform, falling 30-50 feet. A fourth worker jumped into the water below to assist the injured workers. The platform Gilda is located 8.8 miles off the coast. The platform is owned by DCOR LLC. The worker who tragically lost his life has been identified as Miguel Aguilera. At this time it is unclear what caused the fall. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.
Every year numerous workers are injured as a result of a fall on an offshore platform. The goal for any safe offshore company must be to minimize risks involved in dangerous tasks. All workers involved in the work must ensure that hazards have been properly analyzed beforehand. Any time you work at heights, extra precautions must be taken.
Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime and offshore injury lawsuits throughout the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime injury and death cases involving falls that occurred on an offshore platform.
The experienced and aggressive offshore accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an incident on an offshore rig or platform. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to offshore accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-659-0257 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.