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Workers killed on Pemex oil platform in Gulf of Mexico

Rig was manoeuvring for offshore well maintenance at the time of the accident.

May 6, 2015   by The Canadian Press

MEXICO CITY — Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos says an accident on an oil platform has killed two workers in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company known as Pemex reported that the E. Troll Solution rig was manoeuvring to perform offshore well maintenance at the time of the accident.

It adds that 101 workers were removed from the E. Troll Solution for safety reasons.

Pemex said via Twitter that the rig was “listing” but had not sunk.

© 2015 The Canadian Press


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