New Orleans, LA –Two workers are missing and four others were badly burned when a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Workers were using a torch to cut an oil line when the fire started. Four workers suffered injury burns over much of their bodies. The Coast Guard is searching for the two missing workers. The fire occurred at an oil platform about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, LA. It was put out within a matter of hours. Some oil was seen on the surface of the Gulf, but it is believed to be residual oil from the platform and not a leak. Twenty-four people were on the platform at the time of the fire, and 11 were taken to the hospital by helicopter for treatment. An environmental enforcement team was sent to the scene. The platform is owned by Black Elk, an independent oil and gas company. It has 854 wells on 155 platforms. If you have a loved one who has been injured while working on an oil platform, contact an experienced local attorney via twitter to review your case. For more up-to-date legal information visit this accident blog.