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Trial begins for three fatalities on Black Elk operated rig in the Gulf of Mexico

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This week is expected to be the trial opening date for the fatal explosion that killed 3 and injured others on a U.S. platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Black Elk Energy-operated West Delta 32 platform released pollutants into the air of the Gulf, launching an investigation by U.S. authorities that found the occurrence was a result of welding that began a chain reaction.

The Associated Press claims includes nine lawsuits that will take place in phases. The plaintiffs’ are the families of those who were injured, died and those whose did work on the platform.

Article written by HEI contributor Marcela Abarca.

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