Offshore Oil Rig Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3
An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. about 12 miles off Louisianas coast. In a statement late Thursday, the Houston, Texas-based company said it was "an isolated incident that has been fully contained." The company said the person who was killed was an employee of a contractor, and another contractor employee was seriously injured.