December 2016

Evidence from the WSL Trial

Background In February of 2016 one of the last trials arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident was held in New Orleans. This was a criminal trial, which began in Novevmber 2013 when the Federal Government indicted the two on-duty Well Site Leaders (WSLs) for eleven counts of Seaman’s Manslaughter and eleven counts of Ordinary Manslaughter each, plus violation of the Clean Water Act. The two WSLs were the lowest-ra
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