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.