BP CEO: Sickened Cleanup Workers Probably Have Food Poisoning

By: Monday May 31, 2010 11:55 am

At least nine fishermen hired by BP to use their boats to help with oil cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico have been hospitalized with serious heath problems, including one who “busted his skull” after collapsing on a dock.

When asked about this clear pattern of illnesses of workers who come in contact BP’s oil and chemical dispersants, BP CEO Tony Hayward callously dismissed the health problems as “food poisoning.”


Fisherman to Oysters: “We Love You, Going to Miss You”

By: Friday May 28, 2010 1:05 pm

I went to the home of Raleigh and Kay Leseigne, 60-something residents of Grand Isle who have both lived here their whole lives. Raleigh and Kay made a memorial to their last oysters, putting them up on a shelf in their home. Kay wrote on the memorial: “We love you, going to miss you.”

BP Pulls Back Fishermen from Cleanup after Man “Busted His Skull” on Dock

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 6:00 am

BP ordered 125 fishermen using their boats for the cleanup effort to go home late Tuesday after four workers fell ill. A bartender reported after the call with a friend in Venice, Louisiana witnessed a fisherman back from a BP cleanup trip who “busted his skull” as he fainted from his boat onto the dock.

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