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Divers find body of missing platform worker

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29 2013 October 29, 2013 8:36 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore.

The body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a Filipino welder who works for Houma-based Offshore Specialty Fabricators LLC.

Petty Officer Carlos Vega has said Voces reportedly was knocked overboard when an empty "tank barrel" fell on him Sunday evening on a rig south of Freshwater Bayou. The Coast Guard on Tuesday directed all questions to the company, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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