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lathoroughbred
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


You so bad G4.

If they cut into a live pipe or an isolated but not flushed segment then somebody in charge fricked up. Damn I trace everything down and double check the hell out of every job I do. Should have had their eye on the ball. No fricking excuses for failing out here. Now look what they've done to those families. Damn






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mcgbrphx
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Despite other media reporting two deaths in the platform explosion, KATC has not confirmed this. KHOU in Houston initially reported two deaths, but the Black Elk Energy employee the TV station credits with giving them the information will not confirm the statement to KATC. Instead, he's referring us to the company's public relations spokesperson.


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The U.S. Coast Guard, as of 11:20 a.m., has no reports of deaths.


LINK







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sheek
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Austin Texas
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Sheek from what I know Black Elk had to give back most of their platforms because they couldn't pay


that is what I know about Black Elk. They are growing but yet not paying their bills. My mother is a comptroller for Tiger Tanks and they have decided not to extend them credit anymore.






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Tigress
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


My husband manages an off shore company. He said that was in shallow waters and none of his guys were involved, BUT.. his company has a tool used to prevent those kind of accidents and he's been trying to talk to those guys on that platform about it for months now.





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mightyjet
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


The timing couldn't have possibly been worse.





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JordonfortheJ
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Didn't BP just get sued a couple days ago?





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ByteMe
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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so many safety devices in place as we watch it engulf in flames?


You didn't watch it in flames, you saw a picture of it before it was extinguished. Safety devices can't prevent all accidents but they can minimize the damage when something does go wrong.






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Golfer
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Didn't BP just get sued a couple days ago?


You are about as dumb as your username...






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MrLSU
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


Oil sheen now half-mile wide by 200 yards long.





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MrLSU
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


11 now confirmed were medevaced to local hospitals in Houma Regional Medical and West Jeff Hospital. 2 still missing who dove off the platform when it exploded. 26 were working on the platform when the incident took place.

Early estimate is at least 30 barrels of oil leaked. Rig is in 56 feet of water.



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HeadSlash
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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Coast Guard reports offshore platform burning in Gulf of Mexico









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ByteMe
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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his company has a tool used to prevent those kind of accidents and he's been trying to talk to those guys on that platform about it for months now.


He has a tool that prevents people from having their head up their ass?






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ForeverLSU02
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**








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TigerFred
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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his company has a tool used to prevent those kind of accidents and he's been trying to talk to those guys on that platform about it for months now.


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He has a tool that prevents people from having their head up their ass?


No shite. Don't even know what happened and someone already had the tool to prevent it. Wait that's right we have SEMS to prevent it.






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Tiger Ryno
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


serious question...do they allow Cigarettes on the platforms?





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tgrbaitn08
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serious question...do they allow Cigarettes on the platforms?



yes, there are designated smoking areas, otherwise you couldnt get anyone to work out there






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CHEDBALLZ
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


yes but not on the rig floor. typically there is an area near the Heliport with a smoking area.





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ByteMe
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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serious question...do they allow Cigarettes on the platforms?


Some do, some don't. There is designated smoking areas on the ones that do and they all have gas detectors in the area.






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Tiger Ryno
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


thanks.





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hehateme2285
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: 9 airlifted, two missing after Gulf platform explosion **UPDATED**


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otherwise you couldnt get anyone to work out there


And it's the only way to get all the hands congregated in one spot to actually know exactly what's going on






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