Oilfield worker dies over the weekend on platform in Gulf of Mexico

Louisiana News

(KLFY) An offshore worker died over the weekend during routine work on a small oil platform off the central Louisiana coast.

The name of the worker has not been released.

A spokesperson with Lafayette-based Fieldwood Energy, John Smith, confirmed the fatality with KLFY and then directed us to a statement posted on the company’s website.

“We are deeply saddened to confirm that on May 15, 2021 a fatal incident occurred involving a contractor at the Eugene Island 158 #14 offshore facility in the Gulf of Mexico during a non-emergency casing pressure test on a shut-in well.” Fieldwood Energy

No other injuries were reported and the shut-in well was secured and poses no threat of environmental harm, the company statement read.

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The incident is still being investigated and no additional details were available, Fieldwood said in the statement.

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