Leading Causes of Offshore Accidents: Infographic

Common Causes of Offshore Injuries Infographic

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Learn the common causes of Offshore Accidents from the Louisiana Offshore Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen.

  • 20 percent of offshore accidents are caused by mechanical or structural failures.
  • 80 percent of offshore accidents are caused by human error.

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  • Nearly three out of every 100 oil and gas extraction workers suffered a fatal injury on the job between 2003 and 2010*.
  • The U.S. oil and gas industry has a collective fatality rate seven times higher than all U.S. industries between 2003 and 2010*.
  • 51 percent of U.S. oil and gas extraction industry accidents involve some sort of transportation.
  • Between 2003 and 2010, 128 fatalities occurred during offshore oil and gas operations, an average of 16 per year.

*According to the CDC.

Factors Leading to Human Error

  • Lack of education about a particular task.
  • Lack of attention, carelessness.
  • Physical error.

If you have been injured in an offshore accident, contact the experienced Louisiana offshore injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Matt & Allen today.