VP from BP Says Worker Distractions To Blame

A BP Vice President told the federal investigative panel that workers on the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig were distracted by multiple activities and failed to shut down the well until forty-nine minutes after oil began flowing into the Gulf.

Steve Robinson, who led the team that questioned well site leaders as part of BP's internal probe, said Wednesday that by the time crew members reacted to the situation, hydro-carbons were already in the riser and could not be contained, which caused the explosion that killed eleven workers and led to more than 200-million gallons of oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2010 at 06:54 AM
    give me break... more like was paid off by to over look so a reason to shut down the platforms and future platforms .. and put many out of work
  • by Stanley Location: Zero on Dec 12, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    I'll walk miles before I ever even grace the parking lot if it has a BP sign. This is the modern age where bells, whistles and lights should have been going off. To blame the peons is ludicrous.
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