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Employer’s lapses, not Filipino workers, blamed for US oil rig blast

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United States federal agency on Monday pointed to “failures” in workplace safety precautions of oil platform operator Black Elk and its contractors for the oil rig blast that killed three Filipino workers on the Gulf of Mexico last year.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Injured Filipino oil worker dies after seeing wife, children

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In this image released by an oil field worker and obtained by the Associated Press, a fire burns on a Gulf oil platform on November 16 after an explosion on the rig, in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. AP

One of the four seriously injured Filipino oil workers in Louisiana died shortly after his wife and three children arrived from Manila to see him, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. said.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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