$15 million settlement for injured worker
An oil field rigger severely injured in a post-Hurricane Katrina salvage job has agreed to settle his court claims for $15 million.
A trial for Randall James Wooley's lawsuit against his employer, Longnecker Properties Inc., and several other companies was scheduled to start July 18 in a Lafourche Parish state court.
But The Advocate reports that the case was resolved by a settlement that began paying out on June 9. Wooley was crushed by a salvage pipe that was being lowered onto a barge. The 35-year-old Cut Off resident's injuries left him a
Wild Well Control Inc. directed the salvage job on behalf of Newfield Exploration Co., which owned the damaged equipment and hired Wooley's employer.