Rig Worker Falls Overboard from Offshore Platform

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

An offshore worker fell overboard from an offshore oil platform in the North Sea on January 22, 2023.  The rig has been identified as the Valaris 121 platform, a jack-up rig owned by Valaris, located about 100 miles south-east of Aberdeen, Scotland.  A rescue helicopter and two boats searched the area around the platform in an attempt to locate the worker, but were unsuccessful.  The platform is currently performing work for Harbour Energy.  Additional information has not yet been released.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of this worker.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  The dredge W.B. Wood capsized on the Mississippi River near Meraux, Louisiana on January 16, 2023.  A boat capsized on Keith Lake in Jefferson County, Texas on January 17, 2023.  A pontoon boat capsized on Lake Seminole in Georgia on January 18, 2023.  The tug boat SEA VOYAGER sank on January 19 or 20, 2023.  The container ship CMA CGM VERACRUZ became disabled on January 19, 2023, while en route to New Orleans, Louisiana.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe ship owners and operators must ensure that their pipelines do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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 a vessel accident. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country, including handling lawsuits against Valaris.

The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of an accident on a jack-up rig. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to maritime injuries, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.