A federal jury has ordered Transocean to pay more than $4 million in damages to an oilfield worker injured in an offshore rig accident. Dan Averette, a 32-year-old worker, filed the lawsuit as a result of the July 14, 2007, accident aboard the Amirante, a rig owned by Transocean Enterprise Inc. and operated by Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. The worker, a casing stabber employed by Frank’s Casing Crew and Rental Tools, was injured when the rig’s hydraulic basket malfunctioned while he was working in it. It was proved at trial that the accident left him with permanent brain damage.
Source: Associated Press
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