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Nov 18, 2012 11:55 PM by Maddie Garrett

Black Elk Energy: "We remain focused on the victims"

Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department.

The company also stated it will use a search and rescue dog in the impacted area and surrounding location. Divers, contracted by Black Elk Energy, found an unidentified body in the water near the rig Saturday evening. The company confirmed it is one of the missing workers from the platform, however their identity has not been released yet. The remains were taken to the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office. The identity of the remaining missing worker is also being withheld.

Black Elk said in a statement on its website, "We remain focused on the victims and their families, including those injured in the incident. An official investigation has begun to examine the facts surrounding this incident, we continue to cooperate with authorities."


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