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Oil Blast in Gulf-1 Dead and 11 Injured

Gabrielle Babb4 years ago

On Friday, November 16, 2012, an oil platform exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing at least one worker and injuring 11 others.  At least one person is still missing.

Oil Platform Exploded off Louisiana Coast

The lethal blast occurred on a production platform located a few miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana. According to CNN news, the incident resulted in a 28-gallon spill. The spill produced an oil sheen that stretched for about a half-mile in the vicinity of the platform.

11 Injured, 1 Still Missing

  • CNN reports that 1 death and 11 injuries resulted from the explosion.
  • 4 of the injured persons are being treated at Baton Rouge General for severe burn injuries.
  • 1 person remains missing.
Explosion Remains Under Investigation           

Black Elk Energy, a firm based out of Houston, Texas, was in charge of the production platform where the explosion took place. The cause of the deadly blast is currently under investigation.

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