A hospitalized fisherman injured while performing BP cleanup work filed a temporary restraining order against BP.
The restraining order requests that BP refrain from “altering, testing or destroying clothing or any other evidence or potential evidence” when workers become ill.
The restraining order also requests that BP stop using dispersants like Corexit without providing “appropriate personal protective equipment” to workers.
The Material Safety Data Sheet for Corexit states that people should “avoid breathing in vapor” from Corexit, and that masks should be work when Corexit is present in certain concentrations in the air.
BP has not supplied workers with masks when they work near the oil and dispersants.