Oil rig explodes burning three workers, Herald Sun, December 1, 2010:
An oil rig exploded overnight in a Louisiana bayou just north of the Gulf of Mexico, but authorities said it appeared that any release of oil or gas was limited.
Three workers were sent to hospital with burns after the 10am local time incident in Bayou Perot, below the tiny town of Jean Lafitte south of New Orleans. ...
The explosion came as the Obama administration was set to announce a new five-year drilling plan that will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic coast.