July 23, 2010
GULF OF MEXICO, La. — The work to cleanup the millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf can be hazardous, and one spill worker told WDSU that he has witnessed illness, injury and unsafe working conditions.
Jarred Bourgeois is the engineer on a crew ship that carries personnel and supplies to workers out in the Gulf, a far different job than he had when the spill first started.
“I was working for another company. I just started over here. I was working on the oil spill, pulling the booms. Very tedious. Very boring. Not the best job in the world, but it pays the bills,” Bourgeois said.
Bourgeois was assigned to a boat with three others, working directly with oil removal. He said they were on the water for weeks.
“We were out there about 40-something days,” he said.
This article was posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 3:53 am