BP Workers Plead Not Guilty To Manslaughter In Gulf Spill

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 6:55 PM EST) -- Two BP PLC oil rig supervisors Wednesday pled not guilty to manslaughter charges for their roles in the deadly Deepwater Horizon offshore platform explosion that killed 11 workers and sent nearly 5 million barrels of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

Well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine made their pleas in Louisiana federal court and were released on bond, according to Kaluza’s attorney Shaun Clarke of Gerger & Clarke.

Former BP senior executive David Rainey also appeared in court Wednesday and pled not...
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