BP rig safety assessments slammed

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BP focused too much on the little details of personal worker safety instead of the big systemic hazards that led to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and was not as strict on overall safety when drilling rigs involved other companies that they hired, a US government safety panel has concluded.


Eleven workers were killed in the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and about 200 million gallons (757 million litres) of oil flowed into the gulf from the blown-out Macondo well.