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Who is responsible for the Deepwater Horizon explosion?

Eleven workers are presumed dead after the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon floating drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico 40 milesoffshore of Louisiana. Seventeen workers were left injured; three were in critical condition. One is still hospitalized.

Although efforts are being made to protect our shoreline and natural resources from the oil spill, it is important to remember that the ordeal continues for the 115 workers who survived the accident and for the families of those lost or injured.

At The Young Firm, we believe that worker safety should the highest priority for companies that operate offshore. We have compiled this list of companies involved in the ownership, operation and servicing of Deepwater Horizon.

1. Transocean Ltd. – Owner and primary operator of the oil rig

2. BP Plc.- Project operator with 65% interest in the well

3. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation – Has 25% non-operating interest in the well

4. Cameron International Corporation – Supplied the blowout preventer which failed to seal the well at the time of the accident

5. Halliburton Company – Provided a number of services to the well, including the cementing to stabilize the wall of the well

All these companies may be liable to some degree for injuries sustained during the explosion. To learn more, contact the Louisiana maritime attorneys at The Young Firm at 504-680-4100.

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