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Attorney defends indicted Deepwater Horizon worker

Attorney Shaun Clarke defends his client indicted in Deepwater Horizon accident-WVUE FOX 8 Photo Attorney Shaun Clarke defends his client indicted in Deepwater Horizon accident-WVUE FOX 8 Photo

New Orleans, La. - The attorney for one of the two men indicted in the deaths of workers in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and blowout says his client is being made a scapegoat.

Robert Kaluza's attorney Shaun Clarke tells FOX 8, "I think he got scapegoated, i think that he went for the easy low hanging fruit instead of going for the people who were really responsible, which would have been harder."

The federal indictments unsealed Thursday accuse Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine of disregarding abnormally high pressure readings that should have been a glaring indication of trouble.

Kaluza's attorney says his 62-year-old client was a dedicated rig worker.

Former BP Executive David Rainey was also charged with obstruction of Congress and making false statements.

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