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Feds launch probe into death of Gulf worker


POSTED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:14am

The second death reported at an offshore ERT facility in roughly two years

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; federal investigators will launch a probe to determine what caused the death of an oil platform worker, after he fell into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday evening.

The welder, Peter Jorge E. Voces, was a Filipino member of a derrick barge crew that was dismantling a platform operated by Energy Resource Technology about 75 miles southeast of Lake Charles, when the accident occurred.

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