Federal agency investigating offshore contractor’s death

Louisiana News

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal agency that oversees offshore safety is investigating the weekend death of a contractor off of Louisiana.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday that it has created a committee to look into the death on a platform about 125 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

The platform’s owner, Fieldwood Energy, says the person died during a non-emergency casing pressure test Saturday on a shut-in well.

The company says the shut-in well remains secure and does not pose any environmental threat.

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