Search For Oil Rig Workers Continues

By: AP
By: AP

The Coast Guard is searching for two workers who are missing after a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Four other workers were critically injured with burns over much of their bodies.

The fire, which broke out Friday as workers were using a torch to cut an oil line, was quickly extinguished.

A sheen of oil about a half-mile long and 200 yards wide was reported on the Gulf surface, but officials believe it came from residual oil on the platform and can be contained.

Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said late Friday that monitoring continues to show no oil is coming from the well.

The rig, a production platform owned by Black Elk Energy, is about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.


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