Posted: Jul 24, 2012 3:05 AM by Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government safety panel says BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board also says in a presentation to be made in a hearing in Houston Tuesday that the oil giant wasn't as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired.
Eleven workers were killed in the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and about 200 million gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf from the blown-out Macondo well.
BP had the lease on the well, but the rig was owned and operated by another company. Investigators say that contractor-owner split made a difference in major accident prevention.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties