Quotes: Jimmy Harrell on Deepwater Horizon Explosion

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“The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.”

— JIMMY HARRELL, installation manager for the Deepwater Horizon, allegedly shouting after the explosion that eventually sunk the rig and started the oil spill in the Gulf. The quote is from an anonymous witness account given to Tony Buzbee, a Houston lawyer representing rig and seafood industry workers affected by the spill. Transocean, the company that operated the rig, neither confirmed nor denied the witness’s recollection. Harrell has previously denied any conflict. (via Mother Jones)