The CEO of PEMEX has indicated that the deadly fire on the company’s E-KU-A2 platform in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, Bay of Campeche, was likely caused by a gas leak. A total of seven workers are believed to have been killed, although remains for two missing workers have not been located. Numerous others sustained injuries in the tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.
In an interview with a local reporter, the CEO said:
This is preliminary because they are doing the analysis to know in detail what happened, but it is presumed that there was a gas leak at the time that maintenance work was being carried out on this platform,
This is yet another fire involving a PEMEX oil platform. The incident occured 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 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.