It was a very sad oilfield incident and these are NEWS from two sources, AP and reuter.
MEXICO CITY (AP)— A fire erupted Wednesday at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing four workers, injuring 16 and forcing the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said.
A survivor of the blaze on the Abkatun Permanente platform in the Campeche Sound said workers “jumped into the sea out of desperation and panic.”
“There was nothing you could do but run,” said Roger Arias Sanchez, an employee of Petroleos Mexicanos’ contractor Cotemar who escaped the burning platform in an evacuation boat. He spoke in Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state, where most of the injured and evacuated workers were taken.
This is a very bad oilfield incident happened recently, Drilling Site in Washington County Caught on Fire. According to the NEWS, the failure of the rig equipment results in the fire situation. The hydraulic oil from ruptured high pressure hose spilled out and caught on fire. We would like to share this news to you in order to raise aware of of oilfield safety.
Equipment failure causes fire at Washington Co. gas drilling site.
Spokesperson said an equipment failure was the cause of a fire at a gas drilling site in Washington County Wednesday evening.
Dispatchers from 911 confirmed calls came in around 5:15 p.m. for a working fire at the Jeffries drilling location near Ross Road in North Strabane Township.
My condolences to the Family regarding this bad incident (Fatality Incident in Colorado- Fracking Accident Kills 1 Halliburton crew member and two were injured at Weld County Site). We’ve seen a lot of catastrophic incident about the fracking job and we would like to emphasize everybody about the trapped pressure potential. This can happen very quickly. These are some NEWS on internet that we collect for everybody and we wish the industry would learn from the failure to make the safer work place.