7 Injured from Oil Rig Eruption in Louisiana

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  • 2017-10-16 16:51:53

7 Injured from Oil Rig Eruption in Louisiana

Rescue crews on Monday continued looking for a single employee who had been overlooking.The stage, situated near St. Charles Parish at Lake Pontchartrain, sparked sometime around seven pm neighborhood time. Residents neighboring reported hearing that a massive explosion prior to the rig has been engulfed in flames. "Initially I believed it was a sonic boom or some thing, I'd no clue what was occurring" The City of Kenner Government stated on Facebook the cleaning compounds triggered on the top layer of the oil rig, even though it was uncertain when the compounds caught fire before or following the burst. The rig has been washed at the time of the explosion. All of those hurt were taken to local hospitals. Three remained hospitalized on Monday in serious illness. Searchers continued searching for a single individual. The stage is possessed by Clovelly Oil Co.. The rig has been burning off residual petroleum on Monday, officials explained. During a media conference on Sunday night, officials said petroleum could possibly be leaking to the lake. The Times-Picayune stated water quality tests would be conducted to find out whether the lake was infected, but noticed that Jefferson Parish's drinking water comes in the Mississippi River and also won't be impacted.