Multiple people injured during Louisiana oil rig explosion

Multiple people injured during Louisiana oil rig explosion

Officials said one person was believed to be unaccounted for.

"Authorities on the scene report that cleaning chemicals ignited on the surface of the oil rig platform", the City of Kenner Government posted on its Facebook page Sunday evening.

Authorities have not released the name of the missing worker, but said they have contacted the person's family.

The Coast Guard told CBS New Orleans affiliate WWL-TV the missing person is a ma.

He said the four wells that feed the platform were drilled in the 1970s and are all in the lake, a brackish tidal basin that is fed both by the Gulf of Mexico and by fresh water from rivers and streams in 16 Louisiana parishes and four MS counties.

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The U.S. Geological Service describes it as one of America's largest estuaries and the waters support oysters, crabs, and saltwater fish.

It's owned by Clovelly Oil Co. of New Orleans, which has been working the lake's oil field since the early 1970s, company spokesman Tim O'Leary said. Of the seven people who made it to shore, six were taken to the hospital. She said the helicopter crew also would look to spot any sign of pollution on Lake Pontchartrain, if there is any.

Multiple people were injured Sunday night when an oil rig exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, officials said.

Officials from the St. Charles Parish wrote on Facebook that "The Emergency Operations Center is aware that an oil platform is now on fire in Lake Pontchartrain and that it caused the loud sound earlier tonight".

A Louisiana police department says an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish. Authorities noted that the parish drinking water is safe because it is pulled from the Mississippi River. He said the department's current goal is to stop oil flow and, if needed, let it burn off safely.

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