Some of BP’s choices allowed it to minimize costly delays. “We were behind schedule already,” said Tyrone Benton, a technician who operated underwater robots and worked for a subcontractor. He said that on the day before the accident, a Monday, managers “hoped we’d be finished by that Friday…. But it seemed like they were pushing to finish it before Friday.”

He added: “They were doing too many jobs at one time.” Mr. Benton is suing BP and Transocean claiming physical injury and mental anguish.

Photo and text reproduced from Wall Street Journal online .