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Safety Culture Aboard Exploded Offshore Rig: “Poor at Best”

(Photo: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Panel Report 2013-002)

Offshore drilling remains deadly and dangerous years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The picture above is from a massive explosion on an offshore drilling rig owned by Black Elk Inc., which killed three workers, injured multiple others, and created a large oily sheen on the ocean’s surface in November 2012.


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