Wednesday, December 1, 2010

3 Injured In Rig Fire In Bayou Perot - New Orleans News Story - WDSU New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS -- Two people were badly burned and a third injured in a rig explosion in Bayou Perot on Wednesday, according to Jefferson Parish emergency officials.

Kenneth L. Padgett, director of Jefferson Parish emergency management, said the crews responding to the scene report that the injured workers were being transported to an area hospital.

Padgett said there was no information yet on the status of the rig.

Mayor Tim Kerner of Lafitte, the closest town to where the explosion happened, told WDSU that the injured workers are expected to survive. He said he was in the process of getting a crew together to take a boat out to check on the status of the rig.

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