Nov 17, 2012 1:50 PM by Kristen Holloway

Oil Platform Explosion

Since last night Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations posted this press release on their website. Click the link to view.
"The four workers burns were not as extensive as initially reported," said Leslie Hoffman, a spokeswoman for Black Elk Energy. "Their conditions Saturday were stable but critical," she said.
The Coast Guard is still searching for two missing crew members after a fire erupted on Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 17 miles southeast of Grand Isle, LA.
An aggressive search and rescue is underway for the missing crew members. 22 workers were on the platform at the time of the incident. Nine workers were injured and are being treated at a number of hospitals in New Orleans. 11 workers were safely evacuated. We will have more on this story at 6p.m. and 10p.m

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