NEW ORLEANS A Halliburton employee who worked on a failed cement job linked to a 2010 deadly oil rig explosion in the Gulf is testifying in a trial to determine what caused the blowout.
Trial over Gulf oil spill resumes with Halliburton
Jesse Gagliano began testifying Tuesday about his work for BP s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon. Gagliano invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at his deposition in 2011, but he later agreed to testify at trial. He previously had been interviewed by a congressional committee and testified in 2010 before a government panel probing the disaster.
BP PLC, which owned the well that blew, had argued that Gagliano s late change of heart would give Halliburton an unfair strategic advantage.
The trial has entered its sixth week. BP will begin presenting its defense once Halliburton rests its case.
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