Deadly Black Elk Blast Due To Safety Lapses, BSEE Finds

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 5:56 PM EST) -- Failure to maintain proper safety protocols led to Black Elk Energy LLC's oil rig explosion last year that killed three workers and spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico, an investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement concluded Monday.

The explosions and subsequent fires started when a contract worker was welding a pipe that had oil fumes inside. The combusting gases traveled along the pipes and destroyed several oil tanks, spewing debris and burning hydrocarbons. The BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard found...
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