Another Texas offshore work injury has claimed the life of a worker, this time due to a crane collapse at an Energy Resource Technology production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Twenty-year-old Brandon Noland was killed last August while working on the shallow-water oil and gas production platform about 75 miles southeast of Galveston. According to a report filed with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM), a crane was lifting a large piece of equipment from the platform and loading it onto a work boat when a boom hoist cable failed, causing the crane to collapse.
Noland, a resident of Katy, TX, suffered blunt force trauma as he was struck by the crane’s harness.
Energy Resource Technology is a subsidiary of Helix Energy Solutions Group. The Houston-based Helix is a major oil and gas production employer and holds the lease at the accident site.
There was no oil and gas production taking place when the crane collapsed and the site was not evacuated. Federal inspectors from BOEM were called to the platform to investigate the incident, but the exact cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
The attorneys and staff at Vujasinovic & Beckcom wish to extend their deepest condolences to all who have been affected by this senseless tragedy. We will be keeping the young man and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
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