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Search Continues for Worker After Oil Rig Fire

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) – As crews search for a worker still missing after an oil platform explosion and fire, doctors say one of four men burned in the blaze is improving and is now in fair condition.

Doctors say two remain in critical condition and one in serious condition.

The company that owned the platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday pledges to keep searching for a second worker still missing. Another worker’s body was found Saturday near the platform.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center said in a news release Sunday that 50-year-old Wilberto Ilagan of the Philippines, told Dr. Jeffrey Littleton that he wanted his family and country to know he’s doing well.

The Advocate reports that the other men’s names are being withheld for privacy reasons.

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