Conditions improve for workers in gulf explosion

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three patients who were taken to Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center after the after a Gulf of Mexico oil platform fire are improving.

The injured workers are native to the Philippines. Hospital officials say two patients have improved from critical condition to serious condition and Mr. Wilberto Ilagan, age 50 remains in good condition

Ilagan is the only one of the three victims whose name has been released.

The Nov. 16 fire on a platform operated by Black Elk Energy south of Grand Isle killed three workers.
The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is investigating the cause of the fire.

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