Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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April 2010 Oil Rig Explosion Lawsuits

Three crewmen injured while working on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil drilling rig, which exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, filed a lawsuit against several companies including BP and Halliburton. A fourth plaintiff, Rhonda Burkeen, was married to a crewman who died in the explosion. The Deepwater Horizon, built and owned by Transocean Deepwater Drilling, Inc., was being leased by BP at the time. The lawsuit claims Halliburton’s faulty work in cementing the well contributed to the explosion. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of failing to properly supervise and train the crew, provide adequate safety equipment and medical treatment, and conduct a proper search and rescue mission.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 5/11/2010

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database