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KENNER, La. — The emergency alarm on the Deepwater Horizon was not fully activated on the day the oil rig caught fire and exploded, triggering the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a rig worker on Friday told a government panel investigating the accident.
The worker, Mike Williams, chief electronics technician aboard the Transocean rig, said the general safety alarm was habitually set to “inhibited” to avoid waking up the crew with late-night sirens.
“They did not want people woke up at 3 a.m. from false alarms,” Mr. Williams told the federal panel of investigators in this
"Oil Rig Alarm Was Not Fully Turned On", Worker Says