June 16, 2010

McIlheran releases prime contractor from liability

The villain's obvious: The company that hired other companies to drill the hole.
— sarcastic Journal-Sentinel legal analyst Patrick McIlheran
"I recall a skirmish between the company man, the OIM (offshore installation manager), the tool-pusher and the driller," said rig worker Doug Brown. "The driller was outlining what would be taking place, whereupon the company man stood up and said, 'No, we'll be having some changes to that.' It had to do with displacing the riser for later on."
CBS News

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