HOUSTON (Reuters) - The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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    The search crews sent the day combing the water by boat and air for signs of the missing worker. Pilots from the Coast Guard station in New Orleans did not see signs of leaking oil from the Clovelly Oil-operated platform, which burned for several hours ...
    10/17/2017 - 4:20 am | View Link
  • Coast Guard suspends search for oil rig worker missing after explosion in Louisiana
    The explosion took place Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Authorities have stopped searching for a man who went missing after ... on the surface of the oil rig platform. The owner of the platform ...
    10/17/2017 - 4:17 am | View Link
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    The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday night for a man missing after an explosion the previous night on an oil and gas platform ... had boarded the platform Monday morning and were unable to find Morrison, the lone worker still missing after the ...
    10/16/2017 - 7:31 pm | View Link
  • Lake Pontchartrain oil platform fire extinguished; search continues for missing worker
    The fire that ignited at an oil storage platform ... for the missing worker. The agency has been using a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, a 29-foot boat and a 45-foot boat. The Sheriff's Office launched three boats, Boyd said. The state Louisiana Department ...
    10/16/2017 - 2:45 pm | View Link
  • Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday. Missing is Timothy Morrison, 44, of Katy, Texas, the ...
    10/15/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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