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 ( ) 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,