The U.S. Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a rig fire in Bayou Perot, about 20 miles south of New Orleans in inland waters. Three people were reported injured on the rig, which was working on an inactive natural gas well.
According to a report by the Times-Picayune, one of the three workers had serious burns and injuries while the other two had minor burns and injuries. Following an overflight to conduct an environmental assessment of the bayou, there were no reports of pollution, the Coast Guard said.
Watchstanders at the Marine Safety Unit in Houma, LA, received a call about 10 a.m. CST from Louisiana Delta Oil that there had been a fire aboard a Grosse Tete workover rig.
"The injured crew members were taken by boat from the rig to an awaiting ambulance and then transported to West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA," the Coast Guard said.
The fire went out on its own.
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