Safety was a priority even before the explosion, BP executive claims
A BP executive who oversaw the company’s Gulf of Mexico operations testified Tuesday that he he led a push to improve safety when he started the job more than two years before an April 2010 rig explosion killed 11 workers and led to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
Neil Shaw, a witness for BP at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster, said safety was his team’s top priority when he became the London-based oil giant’s strategic performance unit leader for the Gulf in 2007. Shaw said he developed a plan in 2009 to improve the safety performance of its drilling operations.
“Safety is all about good business for me,” said Shaw, who now serves as BP’s chief operating officer for projects.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys claim BP cut costs and sacrificed safety in a rush to complete a drilling project that was behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget at the time of its Macondo well blowout.
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Source: Huffington Post
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