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Worker dies on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico, officials say

An oil rig is seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.
An oil rig is seen on the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. AP file

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement reported Tuesday a platform worker died in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to a release, the death happened in the “West Cameron 215A” area of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The death was reported about 10:30 a.m. Saturday by the offshore oil and gas operator, Energy Resource Technology GOM, LLC, which is a subsidiary of Talos Production LLC.

According to the release, the worker was involved in replacing the firewater piping at the time of the incident. No others were harmed and there was no pollution as a result of the incident.

The worker has not been identified.

The death is being investigated by the BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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