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Oil Rig Platform On Fire In Gulf Of Mexico

Four workers were injured and two went missing Friday after an explosion on a platform 30 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

There are no reports of oil spilling into the Gulf, Houston’s KHOU reports, as the platform on fire is a shallow water platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore.

Four injured workers were airlifted to a hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, while two are missing. Early reports indicated two people had died, but the Coast Guard later reported no casualties.

Three of those hospitalized are reportedly in critical condition, according to WVUE’s Chris Finch. The fire started about 9:15 a.m. local time, 30 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

As of 10:30 a.m., the fire had been extinguished.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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