Oil rig explodes in Gulf off of La. coast

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Another oil rig has exploded 80 miles off of the Louisiana Coast in the Gulf of Mexico, west of where the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20.

According to officials from the Coast Guard,  the blast occurred at 9:30 a.m. on the oil and gas production platform and was spotted from a helicopter.

The rig is owned and operated by Mariner and thirteen people were aboard at the time and have all been accounted for. One person was injured and is being transported to the hospital. Emergency crews, including boats, helicopters and planes are currently at the site and it has been reported that the rig is still burning.

Rig blasts can happen unexpectedly and change the lives of many. If you have been affected by a gulf oil rig blast, contact the Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawyers of Williams Khekher by calling 800-821-1544 today.

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