Offshore Platform Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3
One person has been killed and three injured in an explosion on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Officials say the platform is 12 miles off the Louisiana coast.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says it appears there’s no oil spilled in the Gulf, and damage was limited to the platform, which was not in production.
Officials says Fieldwood Energy — based in Houston — reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. yesterday.
No statement yet from the company.
The Bureau says injured workers were being treated at a medical facility, but not say where or release any details of their conditions.