Exhausted Worker Falls Asleep While Driving Causing Devastating Crash

Exhausted Worker Falls Asleep While Driving Causing Devastating Crash

Ryder Anderson v.Windcreek Services, Inc., et al. The Eighth Judicial District for Converse County Wyoming – CV:17587

On December 21, 2014, Ryder Anderson, employee of Windcreek Services, Inc., an oilfield service company, was severely injured after the driver of a Windcreek company vehicle fell asleep and left the highway at a very high speed.  It is believed the driver had worked nearly eighteen hours before attempting to drive the nearly two-hour drive home from the jobsite.  The driver began nodding off during the drive but decided to “push on” rather than taking the safe approach and pulling off the road.  The driver fell asleep and the vehicle flew off the road and collided with a train bridge embankment.  Ryder was evacuated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital.  Ryder suffered severe injuries that will affect him for the remainder of his life. Attorneys Grant H. Lawson, of Lawson Law, LLC and Jack Edwards, of Edwards Law Office have teamed up to fight for Ryder Anderson in this matter. 

The demands put on our oilfield workers must have limitations.  Forcing people to work while being physically and mentally exhausted puts us all in danger.  Especially out on the roads and highways.  Oilfield companies, including owners, operators, service companies, drilling companies, oilfield tool companies, and consultants, all have a responsibility to ensure a safe work environment for all employees working in the oil and gas industry.  And this means making sure that employees are prevented from driving away from the jobsite while exhausted or impaired.  Cutting safety corners is always a recipe for disaster and puts our workers into harm’s way.  If you or a family member have suffered as a result of an oilfield or industrial related incident or tragedy, please call us for a free consultation to discuss whether you have a right to be compensated.  At Lawson Law, we fight to protect the workers in the oil and gas industry and have the expertise to help you get the justice you deserve.  Contact us today.