BP supervisor fired in 2009 for raising safety issues

BP Supervisor Was Fired For Expressing Safety Concerns
Lucia Graves

Ken Abbott, a former project control supervisor on BP’s Atlantis deepwater oil rig, was fired in 2009 after expressing concerns about the safety of the operation.

“I got a lot of pressure from the lead engineers and from the managers saying, ‘Don’t do that; don’t push so much; we don’t want to mess with that,'” Abbott told HuffPost in an interview Wednesday. “I feel like the real reason I was fired was because I was trying to raise a safety issue, and you know BP has a long history of getting rid of people who try to raise safety issues. I was one of those victims.”

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