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Company continues search; 1 hospitalized man fair

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews continue searching off the coast of Louisiana for a worker missing after an oil platform explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday.

One of the four men burned in the blaze has been upgraded to fair condition. But doctors say two remain in critical condition and another is serious.

The company that owns the platform vows to keep searching for a second worker after one body was found yesterday in about 30 feet of water near a leg of the platform.

The Philippine Embassy says the body recovered was a Filipino as are the missing worker and four others hospitalized with burns.

The damaged rig is about 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

Company officials have said no oil has been leaking from the platform.


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