Wood Group to Pay $9.5 Million in Penalties for 2012 Offshore Rig Accident

Associated Press, February 27, 2017

The U.S. Justice Department recently announced it will fine Houston-based service company Wood Group $9.5 million for its role in the 2012 offshore platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 3 workers. $7 million in penalties are for Wood Group falsely reporting that safety inspections were performed on Gulf of Mexico facilities over several years, and another $1.8 million in penalties are for discharging oil into the gulf in the November 2012 incident.

"We deeply regret these incidents occurred and we cooperated fully with the government and relevant regulatory bodies throughout both investigations," Wood Group said in an emailed statement. 

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