Remember when the oil lobbyists told us that drilling was safe nowadays. Well this is just another instance that shows it is not.
At least 11 people were missing and seven were critically injured after an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday.
The explosion happened about 10 p.m. CT (11 p.m. ET) Tuesday on a rig named the Deepwater Horizon. It was about 52 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana, said Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike O’Berry.
At the time of the explosion, 126 were on board the rig, O’Berry said. Read more at CNN.com.