An oil company got off the hook with a rather “slick” move by saying nothing of an immunity grant from prosecution that was given before any inquiries started.
One grieving man’s ENTIRE FAMILY DIED and corporate execs were consoled with promises not to prosecute three deaths, and the father believed through a lack of information that the executives were able to be prosecuted… wrong! The father who was NOT made aware of the immunity, kept requesting for the people responsible to be prosecuted, and held off suing. He wanted to be nice. He paid dearly for it.
The man was kept waiting, and he never sued. BAD IDEA. Do not EVER be nice to a company. They do not care. It does not pay to care about a company that has zero incentive to pay reparations when found responsible for deaths.
The NOT so “nice” people got paid. Learn that lesson. If it is a large company, get a lawyer and see about suing. Power concedes nothing without a demand. People will keep silent on critical information. People get PAID to do this. Perhaps you’ve heard of this already? It’s called “Risk Management.” Don’t be a nice sucker.
When a company might be responsible for a death, the first call after finding out about death(s) should be to a reputable attorney who litigates liability cases.