Burned platform workers to be released from hospital

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Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:17 PM by Trey Schmaltz

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BATON ROUGE- Three offshore workers, burned in a platform explosion will be released from a hospital's burn unit.

The workers, from the Philippines, were being treated after injuries sustained when the Gulf of Mexico platform they were working on exploded in November.

"We are inspired by the progress they have made in the last few weeks and all are in good condition," said Dr. Jeffrey Littleton, Burn Surgeon and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baton Rouge General.

Four other workers were killed in the explosion.

So far, the explosion has been blamed on a welding torch.

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