unprotected worker

A cleanup worker with a BP subcontractor wearing nearly none of the proscribed defense gear, such as a hazmat suit, a respirator and full time skin covering. (Wikimedia Commons)

GRAND ISLE, La. – A worker cleans up oily waste on Elmer’s Island, just west of Grand Isle, La., May 21, 2010. Hundreds of workers are cleaning up oil from the damaged Deepwater Horizon wellhead that finally reached the shore a month after the rig exploded, killing 11 people. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley.