BSEE investigating worker death on Talos Energy platform in Gulf of Mexico

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said on Tuesday it is looking into the death of a worker on a Talos Energy oil and gas platform in the US Gulf of Mexico, according to Reuters.

In the incident, which happened on Saturday, the victim was fatally injured when removing out-of-service piping for suppressing fires.

There was no explosion, fire or other release in the incident and no other worker was hurt.

It occurred on a platform being operated by Talos subsidiary Energy Resources Technology GOM in an area known as West Cameron 215A, located about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Houston-based Talos is working with BSEE on the investigation.

BSEE, which comes under the Department of the Interior (DOI) is an agency that oversees safety in the offshore oil and gas industry. It was established in 2011 as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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