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Search for final missing platform worker cancelled

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Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:14 PM by Trey Schmaltz
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Topics: platform, fire, rig, worker, black elk energy, grand isle shipyards

GRAND ISLE- The search for the last worker missing after an explosion on an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana has been called off.

Black Elk Energy owned the platform. One worker was found dead, four others were burned and are being treated in Baton Rouge after the explosion. The company and others were searching for the sixth person unaccounted for.

In a statement, the company said "We will continue to remain focused on the victims and their families, including those injured in the incident. An official investigation is underway and we will continue to cooperate with all authorities as this process develops."

The workers involved are Filipino.

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