Helicopter rides have been transporting workers to and from oil rigs for years. Unfortunately, with 11 crashes in the last 5 years, this may not be the safest form of transportation.
Because of this, federal officials are pushing for more safety in travel to and from these rigs. Unfortunately, progress on this front seems slow going. In fact another accident has occurred this year. On January 4th, a helicopter carrying seven workers crashed. Six of the workers and the two pilots died in the crash.
Oil rigs are already dangerous places to work. Adding the danger of transportation makes it even worse. If you or someone you know has been injured in relation to an oil rig, contact the Houston personal injury attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-220-9341.