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Trial opens in 2012 offshore fire, explosion that killed 3

A weather vane on an offshore drilling rig operating in the North Sea. (Image: snapper via Flickr)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jury selection began Monday for what’s expected to be a lengthy and complex trial arising from lawsuits over an offshore oil platform explosion and fire that killed three workers off Louisiana’s coast in November 2012. The case combines nine lawsuits involving the platform’s owner, Black Elk Energy, relatives of the workers killed in the accident, injured ...

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Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out some criminal charges filed against companies and employees following a 2012 oil platform fire that killed three people off Louisiana’s coast. But serious charges remain for some in connection to the fire, which broke out on a platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC. Criminal charges involving safety ...

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Operator facing federal charges for deadly offshore platform blast

NEW ORLEANS — Oil platform operator Black Elk Energy is facing federal criminal charges in connection with a November 2012 explosion off Louisiana’s coast that left three workers dead and others badly injured. Multiple media outlets report that U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr. of the Eastern District in Louisiana filed a six-count criminal complaint against Houston-based Black Elk Energy ...

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