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
Houston — 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.