First rig worker testifies in civil trial over Gulf spill

03/5/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Transocean worker Randy Ezell said in court that his subordinate, Jason Anderson, who died in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico rig blast and oil spill, "apparently misinterpreted" the findings of a key safety test that indicated that BP's Macondo well was about to explode. Ezell testified yesterday in a civil trial over the incident. BP's well site managers aboard the rig, however, were ultimately responsible for the tests and the interpretation of the findings, Ezell said. "We all knew it was BP's well and he had the final say, the well site leader," Ezell said.

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