On Wednesday, September 14, 2011, United States federal investigators released the results of an in-depth investigation into the cause of the BP oil spill. Investigators ultimately blamed the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history on BP and Transocean’s poor management and failure to respond to critical indicators in the run up to the blast that killed 11 and injured dozens more.
In their final report, investigators from both the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Coast Guard said BP made decisions that increased risk to the well while Transocean failed to properly interpret a critical test just prior to last year’s massive Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
When companies place profit over the safety and well-being of their employees, bad things tend to happen. If you’ve been injured offshore due to the negligence of your employer, supervisor or fellow crew contact the experienced Gulf Coast maritime lawyers at Zehl & Associates today for a free, confidential consultation: 1 1-888-302-3838.