Oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico
November 16th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico

An oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico caught fire after an explosion Friday, sending 11 people to hospitals and leaving two missing, authorities said.

Nine others were airlifted off the platform, and a half-mile oil sheen stretched across an area roughly 20 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana. About 28 gallons of fuel spilled into the region, according to Coast Guard Response Division Chief Ed Cubanski. The platform is used for production and not drilling.

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  1. James Bond

    Is that like regular math? how does a math problem figure in?

    November 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Ty Tony. I was just trying to figure out how it couldve happened.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
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