Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Platform Explosion
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The wife of a man killed in a Nov. 20 explosion on a Fieldwood Energy platform has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court that claims the victim and his crew were told the piece of equipment that exploded was safe to work on.
Jerrel Hancock was a supervisor on a cleaning crew for Turnkey Cleaning Services when a heater treater they were working on blew up, killing Hancock and injuring three others.
Turnkey Cleaning Services is a contractor that was working for Fieldwood about 12 miles offshore.
Fieldwood Energy risk manager Mark Mozell told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1zapPOO ) Wednesday the company had not yet seen the lawsuit, and that it does not comment in detail on matters that are in litigation.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com