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

April 1, 2015 4:53 PM

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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.

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