Explosion and Fire on Gulf of Mexico Mobile Offshore Drilling Rig Near Venice Louisiana

At least four oil rig workers were critically injured, and eleven oil rig workers are missing following an explosion and fire on the mobile offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon. The rig was in the Gulf of Mexico around 50 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana when the explosion and fire occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, around 10 p.m. It is reported that the drilling rig is leaning badly and may become submerged. The drilling rig is believed to be owned by Transocean and is believed to be operated for BP. A hotline has been set up for family members to obtain information–call 832-587-8554.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Louisiana offshore drilling rig accident, contact the experienced Baton Rouge, Louisiana offshore accident and injury lawyers at Dué, Guidry, Piedrahita & Andrews to schedule a free consultation. Email Louisiana injury lawyers or call (800) 929-7481 to schedule a free consultation.