Posted: Apr 22, 2010 11:39 AM by Letitia Walker
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit is claiming the companies involved
in an oil platform explosion off the Louisiana coast were
The lawsuit was filed in New Orleans on Thursday on behalf of a
Mississippi man who worked on the rig and is one of 11 people still
missing after the blast.
The lawsuit says Shane Roshto, of Amite (Ah-mit) County, Miss.,
was thrown overboard in the Tuesday night explosion and is feared
The rig is owned by Transocean Ltd. and was under contract to
oil giant BP. Both are defendants in the lawsuit.
A Transocean spokesman did not immediately respond to a request
for comment and BP wouldn't discuss the suit.