Workers sue Shell and Enbridge over injuries sustained in November oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Workers sue Shell and Enbridge over injuries sustained in November oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico

Three workers who were injured in a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico are suing units of Royal Dutch Shell and Canadian multinational Enbridge for damages, according to Reuters.

They claim in the suit that safety lapses led to the fire that caused them severe injuries for which they are asking more than $1 million.

Fire broke out on November 8 this year at the Enchilada platform about 112 miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana. A total of 46 people were evacuated from the platform and production has yet to resume there.

Production was also shut in at other nearby platforms.

The case is being brought in Galveston County Court in Texas against Shell International Exploration and Production, Shell Offshore, and against Garden Banks Gas Pipeline Co, which is part of Enbridge, the owner of a gas pipeline connected to the Enchilada platform.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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