Jun 20, 2010 6:41 PM by Chris Welty
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - An oil field rigger severely injured in a
post-Hurricane Katrina salvage job has agreed to settle his court
claims for $15 million.
A trial for Randall James Wooley's lawsuit against his employer,
Longnecker Properties Inc., and several other companies was
scheduled to start July 18 in a Lafourche Parish state court.
But The Advocate reports that the case was resolved by a
settlement that began paying out on June 9.
Wooley was crushed by a salvage pipe that was being lowered onto
a barge. The 35-year-old Cut Off resident's injuries left him a
Wild Well Control Inc. directed the salvage job on behalf of
Newfield Exploration Co., which owned the damaged equipment and
hired Wooley's employer.