Those workers were killed in the explosion, not in the ensuing oil spill. However, in the last year and a half at least 10 experts, whistleblowers and BP connected individuals have died under mysterious circumstances. This information was widely reported on April 10th, 2011 which at the time listed 9 deaths and 3 imprisonments, disappearances, or attempted assassinations. Now, another BP oil spill connected individual has mysteriously died, moving the number of oil spill connected deaths to at least 10. Most recently George Thomas Wainwright, a BP ROV pilot was supposedly killed in a freak shark attack in Australia on the 22nd October 2011.