The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has left a lot of people surprised. The damage has not only caused a lot of money but also the lives of several workers. In the recent update about this oil spill which initially happened after an oil rig explosion happened in the Deepwater Horizon last April 20, 2010, one of the survivors speaks up and tell his story about what really happened just before this oil spill happened. 60 minutes captured a video of him regarding this interview.
In this 60 minutes oil spill video, one of the survivors named Mike Williams tells his story. Mike Williams is the Chief Electronics Technician of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Project. According to his story at 60 minutes, Williams was left by two life boats as well as another inflatable boat. He had only a life jacket at his disposal when he finally decided to take the 10 story plunge from the side of the rig as it burned out of control.
This 60 minutes interview was somewhat illuminating as it clears my mind together with the rest of the people in the world about what really transpired. The system didn’t fail. It was the people at the top, only concerned with profit, who ultimately made the decisions to throw safety to the wind. What is truly frightening and amazing is that there were redundant systems which all failed due to negligence. Sadly, what I expect to happen is that there will be a few scapegoats and those truly responsible will never face the consequences of their actions (or in this case, lack of action).
Below is the 60 minute oil spill video. Watch it and tell us what you think about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.