- New York Post -
Jaw-dropping evidence has surfaced that suggests BP's Deepwater Horizon's top managers knew of problems with the rig before it exploded last month -- a disaster at the heart of what has become the worst oil spill in American history, according to a new bombshell report.
Tony Buzbee, a Texas-based lawyer representing rig workers and fisherman, claims to have obtained a three-page statement from a crew member on the boat that rescued the burning rig's workers.
Buzbee told motherjones.com that the sailor, who he does not name, was on the ship's bridge when Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell was speaking with someone in Houston on a satellite phone.
Buzbee said Harrell shouted, "Are you f--king happy? Are you f--ing happy? The rig's on fire! I told you this was gonna happen," according to motherjones.com.
Other rig workers have claimed that they were pressured by BP and their supervisors to cut corners.