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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 »

US urged to probe death of OFW who fell off oil rig

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The Philippine Embassy in the United States has called on American authorities to investigate the death of a Filipino worker who fell off an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico a week ago, expressing concern over the safety of Philippine citizens employed in off-shore facilities in the US.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Coast Guard recovers body of missing Filipino oil worker in Gulf of Mexico

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Search and rescue crews of the United States Coast Guard recovered Tuesday the body of a missing Filipino oil worker who accidentally fell off an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Search on for Filipino oil rig worker

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Search-and-rescue efforts were begun to find a Filipino oil worker who fell off an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last Sunday evening, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, said Tuesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Fatal oil rig blast in Gulf of Mexico caused by poorly trained Filipinos’

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United States oil platform operator Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations has pointed to unsafe welding practices as the cause of the oil rig blast that killed three Filipino workers in the Gulf of Mexico on Nov. 16 last year.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US authorities to interview injured Filipinos in oil rig blast

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The Philippine embassy in Washington on Friday said that federal authorities were expected to interview three Filipino oil rig workers who sustained burn injuries in the November 16 oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US authorities found body of 3rd Filipino fatality in oil rig fire

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Philippine Ambassador to US Jose Cuisia confirmed the date of US president Barack Obama's working visit to the Philippines. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Authorities in the United States (US) had recovered and positively identified the body of the missing Filipino oil rig worker, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia said in a statement issued Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BP arraigned in oil spill case, pleads not guilty

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A security man stands guard outside the headquarters building of British oil company BP in London. BP said recently it is in advanced talks with U.S. agencies about settling criminal and other claims from the Gulf of Mexico well blowout two years ago. The explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers and set off a spill which continued for 87 days, fouling large areas of the southern coast of the United States. AP Photo/Matt Dunham

A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 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 »

Filipino workers’ role ‘crucial’ in US oilfields reconstruction after Katrina–officials

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Skilled Filipino oil workers “played a crucial role” in restoring oil production in the Gulf of Mexico following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the US Gulf coast in 2005, officials said.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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