Search For Worker After Louisiana Oil Platform Explosion



On Monday, the US Coast Guard said that the search for a worker from a oil production platform in Louisiana continues, after it had exploded and caught on fire late Sunday. Coast Guard rescue crews and a helicopter failed to locate the worker overnight. Authorities on Monday were checking for any evidence of oil leaking from the facility, as the a cause for the explosion and fire has not been made clear. The Coast Guard said that there were eight people on the oil platform at the time, six of them were taken to the hospital with injuries.

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Search Suspended For Missing Worker After Louisiana Oil Explosion



The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday. Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Seven other workers were sent to hospital with injuries in the incident. “The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one,” Commander Zac Ford said in the statement. “We send our thoughts and prayers to the Morrison family and all those affected.”

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Several injured after oil rig explodes off Louisiana coast



BREAKING NEWS: One person missing and at least seven injured after oil rig explodes in a Louisiana lake
Oil rig on Lake Pontchartrain exploded Sunday night in St. Charles Parish
One missing and at least seven injured in the massive blast
Dozens of first responder units on the scene as flames fill the air

A Louisiana police department says an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish.
One person is missing and seven people have been injured after the shocking blast, which occurred around 7.20pm on the water northwest of the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, Louisiana.
Officials said that five injured men had been transported to a level one trauma center in critical condition, and two had been hospitalized in stable condition.
The platform is used to transfer and store oil from nearby wells, and is not a wellhead itself, officials said.

Rescue boats were sent from the Kenner Boat Launch, with the US Coast Guard and Jefferson’s Parish Sheriff’s Office assisting in the operation.
Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said many of the injuries were serious. No deaths have been reported.
‘Several people have been rescued from the rig. They are being taken to a local hospital,’ the parish government said in a statement.
‘The Coast Guard and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation will conduct water quality testing. Treasure Chest Casino will remain open,’ the statement added

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