Of course when the victim told bosses at Noble Drilling they fired him for “sleeping on the job.” OH Lord! This gentleman was working on a rig off the coast of Louisiana, and takes a nap. He wakes up with a noose around his neck and three white workers standing over him. They say it was a “prank.” Very funny, huh? It was during his break. God forbid workers take a nap during one of those. Now he’s suing them.
For three years, Robert Minter worked offshore, sending money back to his family in Virginia. But his good-paying job ended in 2003 after he said three of his white co-workers put a noose around his neck while he fell asleep during a break.
“It scared the hell out of me,” Minter recalled.
Working miles off the Louisiana coast, Minter said he awoke and thought he was about to be hung.
“One of the gentlemen had placed the noose around my neck. It went up over a pipe, about 14 feet high in the air. My other crew member was standing up on an I-beam with the other end in his hand, yanking on it.”
Minter said his co-workers called it a prank. Continue reading