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Transocean:
Blow Up an Oil Rig, Get a Safety Bonus

Apr 18, 2011

Directors of Transocean Corporation recently awarded themselves “safety bonuses” for 2010.

Remember? Transocean was the slimy operator of the drilling rig that blew up in 2010, killing 11 workers, wiping out marine life and workers’ livelihoods, all along the Gulf coast.

The directors thought they deserved $250,000 each for their “excellent” safety record. But a more fitting award would involve suspension in barrels of crude – for a very long time!