Offshore Worker Killed in Gulf of Mexico | Investigation Underway

Inpex Browse operationson board the Songa Venus semi-submersible drill rig, Western Australia.

The federal government said Tuesday it’s investigating the death of an offshore oil and gas worker on a Gulf of Mexico platform operated by Houston’s Talos Energy.

The employee, who’s identity wasn’t immediately revealed, died Saturday after an accident while he was removing out-of-service fire suppression equipment on the offshore platform. There was no fire or emissions release related to the incident, according to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, which said it is investigating the fatality.

Talos said the worker was seriously injured and later died from the wounds. No one else was hurt, the company said.

“This is a tragic event and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of our colleague,” Talos said in a prepared statement. [read more]

Oilfield1 sends our prayers and deepest condolences to the family of the victim.

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