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

State 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.

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

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