"Lawyers: Rig workers asked to sign statements
By GARANCE BURKE and CURT ANDERSON, Associated Press Writers
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. ......"