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Nov 16, 2012 11:17 PM by CJ, The Associated Press

Coast Guard says no oil leaking from rig

VENICE, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard says no oil is leaking from a damaged oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

The platform was rocked by an explosion and fire today as workers were using a torch to cut an oil line. Four people were critically injured with burns over much of their bodies. Two others are missing in waters of Louisiana.

The fire has been extinguished.

A small amount of oil spilled from the rig when workers cut into a line on the platform, but the Coast Guard says it can be contained.

The rig, a production platform owned by Black Elk Energy, is about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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