3 Contract Workers Injured after Pipeline Ruptures in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three workers were injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico about 25 miles south of Marsh Island.

Petty Officer Ryan Tippets said the rupture caused the pipeline to catch fire. He said the injured crew members were taken to a hospital in Houma, LA with minor injuries. He said the Coast Guard received notification of the rupture at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Joe Hollier, Manager of Corporate Communications for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, said workers were performing maintenance on a 10-inch offshore line of Gulf South Pipeline when it ruptured. The fire was quickly extinguished

The line has been shut-in with no impact to customers. The cause of the rupture is under investigation.

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