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South Carolina Workers Should Know: Injured Oil Rig Workers Urge Congress To Hold Companies Accountable

South Carolina Workers Should Know: Injured Oil Rig Workers Urge Congress To Hold Companies Accountable

Claiming unfair and potentially illegal treatment from their employers, the surviving members of the Transocean Drilling Platform that exploded April 20th, appeared before Congress to urge the members to hold British Petroleum and its subsidiary, Transocean accountable for their actions. The workers claim that many necessary safety issues had been overlooked and that repeated attempts on their part to notify the company of the issues were ignored. Charleston Worker’s Compensation Attorneys would like to make the public aware of this particular issue of the Oil Rig disaster.

The oil rig exploded April 20th after suffering mechanical complications involving the main drill. A fire broke out that spread quickly through the platform, killing 11 workers. The survivors were rescued after a 28-hour ordeal, but claim the company moved immediately to absolve themselves of the blame. Employee Steven Stone stated “Transocean asked him to a sign a document — without his attorney present — saying he was not injured in the blast in exchange for $5,000 for the loss of his personal possessions, he said. He refused to sign the portion saying he was uninjured, he said, because even though he did not require medical treatment at the time, he must see a doctor for effects of smoke inhalation and is also dealing with mental and emotional aftereffects.”

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