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  • Report: Unsafe welding led to fatal Gulf accident

    August 21, 2013 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A report for a Texas-based company says a deadly 2012 explosion on its Gulf of Mexico oil platform off the Louisiana coast happened when workers for a subcontractor used unsafe welding practices. The report released Wednesday was done by ABSG Consulting for Black Elk Energy. ABSG says... more »
  • Agency: Company needs to improve offshore safety

    November 21, 2012 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal agency has told the owner of an offshore oil platform where a deadly explosion and fire happened last week to take immediate steps to improve safety at its offshore operations. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Wednesday that Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations... more »
  • Threats keep Arizona eatery's lion tacos off the menu

    January 25, 2011 1:02 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - An Arizona restaurant has decided to scrap plans to offer African lion meat in its tacos. Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos and Tequila, said Monday that his Tucson eatery has received "many threats" against the restaurant, family members, customers and vendors since he announced... more »
  • Tucson restaurant to offer African lion tacos

    January 20, 2011 1:08 PM

    TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson taco restaurant already has served up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake and turtle. What's next? Lion meat. Boca Tacos y Tequila says it's accepting prepaid orders for African lion tacos, to be served starting Feb. 16. Orders must be placed by Feb.... more »

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