BP Probe Ignored Pre-Spill Call about Critical Test: Lawyer:
By Stephanie Grace
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - BP's internal investigation of the company's Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 ignored a telephone call between BP supervisors about a critical pressure test that was misinterpreted with deadly consequences, a lawyer contended in aggressive questioning on Monday.
Transocean Ltd lawyer Brad Brian pushed BP's global head of safety and operational risk on why the report did not mention that call even though investigators mentioned it in their notes.
BP's report placed most of the blame for the explosion and spill on Transocean, whose Deepwater Horizon rig, under contract with BP, had been drilling a mile-deep well when a surge of gas caused a blowout that killed 11 workers.
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