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Feds cite Houston firm, contractors in fatal Gulf blast

A federal agency alleges that safety deficiencies by a Houston company and its contractors led to the deaths of three oil platform workers in an explosion last year.  More »

Feds: Safety culture ‘poor, at best’ before fatal Black Elk platform blast

In their report on the fatal explosion of a Black Elk platform last year, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Coast Guard said that workers who were “worried about losing their jobs if they raised safety concerns” did not call a halt to work “despite apparent anomalies.”  More »

Dangers face immigrant, contractor workforce in Gulf

Four Filipino workers have died in the past year during welding and other physical work on shallow Gulf facilities, prompting concern from Manila to Washington, D.C.  More »

Embassy of the Philippines vows to protect claims of workers hurt in Gulf blast

Officials from the Philippines vowed to protect the rights and claims of workers from the country who were injured and killed in last year’s fatal Gulf platform blast.  More »

Black Elk-funded investigation blames contractors for fatal platform explosion

The fatal explosion of a Gulf of Mexico production platform last November was sparked by contractors conducting maintenance work at the site, according to an investigation commissioned by the Houston-based company that owned the facility.  More »

Black Elk Energy contractor tied to human trafficking

The government has now granted some of the workers amnesty and designated them as victims of human trafficking.  More »

Black Elk turns over safety audit plan to regulators

Black Elk Energy has turned over documents to federal regulators and investigators probing last month’s fatal blaze at one of the firm’s offshore production platforms. The contractor that was working at the site has rebuffed similar requests for information.  More »

Black Elk launches probe of fatal platform fire

Black Elk Energy is conducting an internal investigation into what caused an explosion on one of its Gulf of Mexico oil platforms last month, killing three workers and injuring others.  More »

Democrats press Grand Isle Shipyards for info on fatal production platform fire

Leading House Democrats are broadening their probe into what caused a fatal offshore production platform fire by scrutinizing the contractor working on the facility when it ignited last month.  More »

Houston’s Black Elk Energy had history of violations before fatal fire

Before last week’s fatal fire at one of Black Elk Energy’s oil production platforms, the five-year-old firm had racked up more than 300 documented mistakes and violations offshore, according to federal regulators who cracked down on the Houston-based company Wednesday.  More »