Deepwater Horizon Victim - Gordon Jones

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From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gordon Jones and his wife Michelle were expecting their second child at the time Deepwater Horizon exploded.  Twenty-four days after her husband died in the disaster, Michelle gave birth to another son.  His name is Maxwell Gordon Jones.

Gordon (who was employed by M-I-SWACO) was a mud engineer aboard the oil rig.  He was twenty-eight years old on the day he disappeared in the blast.  A week earlier, as depicted in this photo, he was having fun with his son Stafford.

Jones and five other victims were working below deck, either in the mud pit (where drilling materials were handled) or in the nearby shaker room.  They were likely killed in the initial blast.

See, also, these pictures and brief bios of the other crew members who died in the explosion:

Jason Anderson - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Dale Burkeen - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Donald Clark - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Stephen Curtis - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Roy Wyatt Kemp - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon 

Karl Kleppinger - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon 

Blair Manuel - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Dewey Revette - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon

Shane Roshto - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon 

Adam Weise - Casualties at Deepwater Horizon


Media Credits

Image of Gordon Jones with his son Stafford, online courtesy Transocean's condolences web site.  The picture was taken on April 15, 2010.


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