Families await arrival of rig blast survivors

KENNER, La. (AP) - A Mississippi woman says it took nine hours
to find out that her crane operator husband had survived a blast on
an oil platform off the Louisiana coast.
Carroll Moss of Jayess, Miss., says rig owner Transocean Ltd.
told her of the blast early Wednesday. She said it wasn't until
afternoon when she found out her husband was among the workers
being taken by boat to shore. Eleven workers are missing.
She was waiting with other families late Wednesday at a suburban
New Orleans hotel for the workers to return.
Moss says the wait was "pure, freaking hell" but that she's
not upset with the company. She says officials didn't want to give
out bad information.
An explosion Tuesday night rocked the Deepwater Horizon,
injuring 17.

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