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Three hurt in explosion on rig during welding

4 years ago December 01, 2010 Dec 1, 2010 Wednesday, December 01 2010 Wednesday, December 01, 2010 9:30:13 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

JEAN LAFITTE, LA. (AP) - Three men were burned in an explosion and fire on a workover rig south of New Orleans.

All three apparently are going to Baton Rouge General Medical Center's burn unit.

They went first to West Jefferson Medical Center. Spokeswoman Taslin Alfonzo says one was going to the burn unit, and the other men's families didn't want her releasing information about them.

Baton Rouge General spokeswoman Andi Strange says three patients are coming from West Jefferson to the burn unit.

Jefferson Parish emergency officials say the men's hands and faces were burned in an explosion during welding on the rig on Bayou Perot, about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

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