I have been working on this story for four days and was so close to having it ready for The Daily Beast by Monday. Offshore workers and their wives have talked with me, but I didn’t quite have all the pieces together to pull the trigger on the story on Friday. This NYT has more that what I had….great job!
Workers on Oil Rig Recall a Terrible Night of Blasts tells how experts believe methane gas buildup caused the explosion. The BP had been warned by federal officials of that gas buildup was a real concern and that BP should “exercise caution.” BP claimed the risk was negligible.
Please to see other posts to understand how this fits BP Blueprint.