OSHA investigates oil rig incident in DeSoto Parish - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

OSHA investigates oil rig incident in DeSoto Parish

At least three workers are recovering from serious injuries after falling from an oil rig last week at the Exco facility in DeSoto Parish.

The Occupational and Safety Health Administration has opened investigation into the accident, which happened on April 19.

Authorities say a metal platform collapsed when four men were standing on it. Three of them fell onto equipment below.

Medics took them, all with critical injuries, to LSU Medical Center.

We're told that a fourth worker was able to hold on long enough to avoid the large fall, letting go close to the ground. He was not seriously hurt.

OSHA's investigation could take up to six months to complete.

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