Oil Worker Fell to Death

A fall accident on a non-producing offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Louisiana killed an offshore worker last week.

The man, an employee of Alliance Oilfield Services, was working on a HilCorp. Energy offshore oil and gas platform. The platform was located in 375 feet of water, just about 129 miles off the Louisiana coast. The worker apparently fell through a deck opening, and suffered fatal injuries.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement is expected to investigate the accident.

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