Fire on Pemex Oil Platform in Gulf of Mexico – 5 Dead, Multiple Injured

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Offshore accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

There was a fire on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on August 22, 2021.  The incident occurred on Pemex’s E-KU-A2 platform in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, Bay of Campeche, Mexico.  Early reports indicated at least one worker was killed in the fire, with an additional five workers on board the platform taken to shore for treatment of burn injuries.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.

PEMEX has since announced that five workers were killed in the fire, six were injured, and at present two workers remain missing.  The workers were employed by PEMEX or contractors employed by COTEMAR or Bufete de Monitoreo de Condiciones e Integridad.

The incident occurs shortly after a fire broke out at another Pemex platform in the field.  On July 2, 2021, fire broke out 150 meters from the Ku Maloob Zaap’s Ku-C satellite platform in the Campeche Sound when a natural gas pipeline caught fire underwater.  In 2015, there were multiple fatalities after a fire broke out on another PEMEX platform in the Bay of Campeche, the Abkatún platform.

Safe pipeline and energy companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public.  When this isn’t done, dangerous incidents can result.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has handled numerous lawsuits involving offshore platforms on behalf of injured workers from all over the world.  Our lawyers have extensive experience in offshore personal injury and wrongful death litigation 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 experienced and aggressive maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to offshore accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.