Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:52 AM by Ian Auzenne
Updated: Nov 16, 2012 11:59 AM
Plaquemines Parish officials say they have learned from Coast Guard officials that two people have died following this morning's platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. However, the Coast Guard's spokesperson still has not verified the reports of deceased workers. The spokesperson for, Black Elk Energy, the company that owns the platform, says he can "neither confirm nor deny anything at this time." Plaquemines Parish officials add Coast Guard crews, clean-up crews, and three commercial vessels are on scene.