Jason Anderson of Texas made extensive plans for his family in the weeks before the Deepwater Horizon accident. He was preparing in case of his death, according to his wife, because he was that worried about the safety of the rig.
“They were getting pressure from someplace higher up to do things that maybe weren’t exactly the way Jason thought that they should be,” [Jason’s wife] said. “It was a safety issue.”
“Jason’s father told us Jason was concerned that BP, which controlled the rig, kept wanting to stray from procedures to finish the well faster, which Jason considered unsafe,” [NBC’s Lisa] Myers reported.
I said it before
It’s time we remember the dead, and start to discuss the value of human life. The ecological damage is terrible, but so is the blatant disregard for the life of those roughnecks.
The more I hear about how this rig was [mis-]managed, the more I believe that it is time for the corporate death penalty. What do you think?