Oil and Gas Platform Explodes on Lake Pontchartrain

Posted by on Monday, October 16, 2017
Heavy Equipment on Body of Water Under Blue and White Cloudy Skies
Rescue crews are searching the air and water for a contractor who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans on Sunday.

Seven people were injured, including three who were in critical condition.

Maintenance was being conducted on the Clovelly Oil Co. platform when a fireball was seen in the night sky.

The company said the cause of the blast was unknown.

Local homes shook when the blast happened.

The Team

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