In local news:

An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana last Thursday killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company said. The agency said three people were injured and were being treated at an onshore medical facility. In a statement, Fieldwood said one employee of a contractor was killed and a second contractor employee was seriously injured. There was no explanation for the discrepancy in the number of injured. Fieldwood Energy is based in Houston.

Read coverage from Reuters here.

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