May 4, 2010 4:35 PM by Melissa Canone

3 Workers Who Survived Oil Rig Explosion File Lawsuit

MIAMI (AP) - Three workers who survived an explosion aboard an
oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico have filed a lawsuit claiming they
were kept floating in lifeboats at sea for more than 10 hours.
The lawsuit filed in Galveston, Texas, says the men couldn't
even call home to say they were OK. It seeks damages for them and
the family of a crane operator who died aboard the Deepwater
Attorneys for the rig workers say those most seriously injured
were evacuated by helicopter, but the others had to wait on
lifeboats and some didn't make it home for 40 hours. They also had
to give the company statements at a Louisiana hotel.
Rig owner Transocean Ltd. defends its response and notes 115
people survived.


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