An oil field rigger who had been severely injured in a post-Hurricane Katrina salvage job has settled his claims for $15 million. The trial in the worker’s lawsuit against his employer, Longnecker Properties Inc., and several other companies had been scheduled to start July 18th in a Louisiana state court. The 35-year-old worker was crushed by a salvage pipe that was being lowered onto a barge, leaving him a paraplegic. Wild Well Control Inc. directed the salvage job on behalf of Newfield Exploration Co., which owned the damaged equipment and hired the worker’s employer.
Source: Associated Press
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