Safety Indicators Were Ignored Ahead Of Gulf Spill: Report

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Federal investigators reported Tuesday that a failure to monitor safety systems and identify early warning signs was among the range of safety management lapses that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board concluded that offshore drilling companies, trade groups, and regulators often overlooked equipment and well safety issues that could have helped avoid the disaster, focusing instead on preventing worker injuries.

The CSB’s findings represent the preliminary results of an investigation into the April 2010 explosion on the BP PLC-operated rig...
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