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2 injured Filipino oil workers off critical list – embassy

Commercial vessels spray water to extinguish a platform fire on board the West Delta 32 oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana on November 16, 2012. AFP PHOTO / US COAST GUARD

Two of the Filipino oil workers seriously injured in an oil platform fire off Louisiana’s coast made it out of the critical list, while a third Filipino remained in good condition, the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. said Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kin of Filipino victims of oil rig fire to arrive in US

In this aerial photograph, a supply vessel moves near an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico damaged by an explosion and fire, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La. Four people were transported to a hospital with critical burns and two were missing. AP/Gerald Herbert

Family members of the nine Filipino oil workers that were affected by the explosion in an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last week are expected to arrive in the United States starting Thursday (Friday in Manila).

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »