There was a fire on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on July 7, 2023. The incident occurred on Pemex’s Nohoch Alfa offshore platform in the Bay of Campeche. Early reports indicated at least two workers have been killed, with an additional worker missing from the platform. Numerous injuries have been reported. The deceased workers are believed to have been contractors performing work on the platform. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted by this tragic accident.
There is an unfortunately long history of offshore incidents involving Pemex. A helicopter that provides transport to Pemex platforms offshore crashed in the Bay of Campeche on June 21, 2023. At least five workers were killed in a fire on Pemex’s E-KU-A2 platform in the Ku Maloob Zaap oil field, Bay of Campeche, Mexico on August 22, 2021. 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 platform operators 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 offshore injure 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.