Sunday, May 9, 2010

Suit: Workers kept at sea hours after explosion



May 5, 2010

"MIAMI — Three workers forced to escape on lifeboats after an explosion aboard an offshore drilling platform claimed in a lawsuit Tuesday that they were kept floating at sea for more than 10 hours while the rig burned uncontrollably.

"After these guys were pulled off the rig, they were kept in lifeboats for over 10 hours and saw the whole thing burn. They knew their friends were still on that rig burning," said Kurt Arnold, the Houston-based attorney who filed the lawsuit on the men's behalf. "They couldn't call anyone at home and say they were OK." More>>>>

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