Lawsuit Filed for Worker Injured on Shell Offshore Platform

by | Oct 27, 2021 | Civil litigation, Offshore accidents, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of an offshore worker who was injured while working in the Gulf of Mexico as a rigger on Shell’s Auger Platform.  During his work, the rigger was required to lift 10 ft boards of lumber from a tank on the platform.  Instead of using the platform’s crane, the Plaintiff was forced to manually perform this work.  While doing so, he felt a pop in his back and was unable to continue working.

The lawsuit brings claims against Shell Oil Company and Shell Offshore Inc., alleging the companies were negligent in the following ways:

(a) failing to provide proper and adequate supervision of the platform’s activities;
(b) failing to make the platform’s crane available for use in removing the scaffold boards from the tank on the platform, or providing an alternative lifting device for Plaintiff’s use;
(c) failing to ensure that Plaintiff had a safe place to work aboard Shell’s platform, and failing to take reasonable precautions for his safety;
(d) failing to coordinate simultaneous operations on the platform;
(e) failing to exercise stop work authority;
(f) failing to perform adequate safety meetings and analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others;
(g) permitting an unsafe operation for which there was not an adequate plan.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, and New York.  We have handled numerous cases involving complex litigation in both federal and state court across the country.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in litigation of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  Our attorneys have the skills needed to aggressively represent the families of loved ones or those who have been seriously injured during an offshore accident.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was seriously injured or died as a result of injuries on an offshore oil platform. Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your legal rights.