Blast on Gulf of Mexico platform leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

November 21, 2014 6:57 AM

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Blast on Gulf of Mexico platform leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

An explosion off the US coast in the Gulf of Mexico on an oil and gas platform has killed one worker and injured three others.

The blast occurred on the Echo Platform just before 3pm about 12 miles (19km) off the coast of Louisiana, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as quoted by AP. The platform is owned by Texas-based company Fieldwood Energy, which has not yet released a statement on ...

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