2 Missing, no confirmed dead in U.S. oil rig blast in the Gulf of Mexico
2 Missing, no confirmed dead in U.S. oil rig blast
Published November 16, 2012
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Two people remained missing Friday after an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The Coast Guard’s initial report mentioned two fatalities, but officials said later that there were no confirmed deaths from the disaster on the platform, which lies in shallow water around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Grande Isle, Louisiana.
Fifteen of the 22 workers present at the time of the blast suffered injuries, including four who were critically hurt and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital in Louisiana.
The officer directing the Coast Guard response, Ed Cubanski, said the search for the two missing workers continues with three helicopters and two rescue boats.
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