Houston-based Fieldwood Energy LLC, the owner of the Echo platform offshore where a worker died last week, said that the worker was cleaning a piece of equipment when the explosion occurred. Officials also clarified the number of injuries: one worker suffered “visible injury” and two other workers reported ringing in their ears. The company says the three injured workers have been released from the hospital. Fieldwood stated that the equipment being cleaned at the time of the accident separates oil from water liquids and that an “isolated pressure event” occurred causing the explosion. The deceased was employed by the Louisiana company Turnkey Cleaning Services, which specializes in cleaning offshore facilities.
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