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Construction worker dies on platform in Gulf of Mexico, BSEE investigating

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Map showing platform south of Lake Chalres / BSEE Map showing platform south of Lake Chalres / BSEE

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is conducting an investigation into a worker death which occurred Saturday on an oil platform south of Lake Charles.

Officials say the fatality involved a third-party construction worker in an area of the Gulf of Mexico known as West Cameron 215A, about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

According to a release, the offshore oil and gas operator, Energy Resource Technology GOM, LLC, a subsidiary of Talos Production LLC, reported that the fatality occurred at approximately 10:30 am on Saturday, February. 17, 2018. The worker was removing firewater piping at the time of the incident. No other personnel were harmed.

There was no pollution as a result of the incident.

BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region investigators and inspectors began conducting a thorough investigation into the cause of the fatality over the weekend.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

A look at the platform involved is below:

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