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"Lawyers: Rig workers asked to sign statements


"Lawyers: Rig workers asked to sign statements

By GARANCE BURKE and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writers

Source SFGate.com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010"(05-11) 10:50 PDT , (AP) --

"Workers aboard an exploding offshore drilling platform were told to sign statements denying they were hurt or witnessed the blast that rocked the rig, killed 11 and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, their attorneys said Tuesday.

Survivors floated for hours in life boats in the Gulf of Mexico following the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon, and were greeted by company officials onshore asking them to sign statements that they had no "first hand or personal knowledge" of the incident, attorneys said. ......"


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jarasanComment by jarasan - May 14, 2010, 8:41 pm
CYA. Conjecture and opinion are the seeds of frivolous legal possibilties.   I personally think they could not have seen that coming but it looks like it was the system that powers the shutdown of the well head. Either it failed miserably or the batteries weren't maintained regularly or on schedule. UPS's for eg. are useless if the batteries are dead or at a low charge level.
konaneComment by konane - May 14, 2010, 10:36 pm
Thanks Jarasan! Thanks for the info .... I know nothing about how oil platforms operate.

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