One dead, 10 hurt in oil platform fire in Gulf of Mexico

April 1, 2015 4:53 PM

17 0

At least one person was killed and 16 workers injured when a fire erupted early Wednesday on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico belonging to Mexico's state petroleum giant Pemex, the company said in a statement.

The company said a contractor for Mexican oil services company Cotemar died when the fire broke out at dawn. Pemex said said it was using eight firefighting boats to battle the blaze.

Read more

To category page