New Orleans, Louisiana – The U.S. Coast Guard in New Orleans confirmed that a platform fire off the coast of Louisiana has killed 2 people, 2 are missing while 4 others have been injured according to reports from local television stations in New Orleans.
Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts told reporters that the platform in question is in shallow water in West Delta Block 32 in the Gulf of Mexico.Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana that has killed at least two workers.
Reportedly two workers had died and another two were missing, according to the Coast Guard. Four other injured workers were air-lifted to a hospital.
A Louisiana parish official says the rig is not drilling at a deepwater site like the Macondo well that blew out in 2010. That blowout led to an explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The Coast Guard says it has activated a command center to investigate the fire.
The size of the fire was not immediately clear.