${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt} A Personal Injury Law Firm

Could technology make offshore drilling safer?

There are many dangerous professions in West Virginia. One of the toughest is offshore drilling. Not only are you away from your family but you are also in the middle of a body of water. Getting help or reacting to an emergency is hindered by the job location. Then, there is the risk of working with flammable substances and complex equipment. As much as the industry works to make things safe for employees, it does not stop the many injuries and deaths that occur every year.

However, according to The Next Web, technology may be the solution to keeping oil rig workers safe. Automated monitoring systems are being tested to see if they can help. These systems are able to check and watch over rigs to spot any weaknesses or other issues within the equipment or lines that could lead to explosions, leaks or fires.

Using an automated system enables workers to spot issues before they become a problem. It allows for preventative maintenance to be done that stops a serious incident from occurring and can save lives, along with protecting the environment. These systems are also able to go into areas where humans cannot. Plus, since they are computers, they do not have the risk for making the same errors humans can. They also do not need time off and will not suffer from fatigue or other issues that could make them miss an issue.

While this technology has not been fully rolled out and is still being tested, it could mean great things for the safety future of the industry. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule An Appointment Today

We invite you to schedule an appointment with Greg today to talk more about your injury or incident, what you can potentially recover and why we are the uniquely suited to help you. Call 304-242-2900 today. You can also send a confidential email.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Phones answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1440 National Rd Wheeling, WV 26003 Toll Free: 877-242-2900 Phone: 304-242-2900 Fax: 304-242-0200 Wheeling Law Office Map

Review Us