A construction worker drowned on plunging from an offshore platform that juts over the coast of the Texas Gulf on Saturday, 1 October, per rescue and search officials.
By 1:45 p.m., the Coast Guard officials in Corpus Christi got a call that an individual had fallen off a Kiewit Offshore Services platform and into the La Quinta Channel.
With a tool belt and safety harness, the individual was wearing a manually inflatable life jacket, the Coast Guard mentioned. But once they decided to go into the water, they did not resurface.
The police from Ingleside and Corpus Christi, the Coast Guard, a specialist dive team based in Aransas Pass, and those of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department began looking for the missing individual.
Divers found the body close to 5:30 pm, per the Coast Guard.
The worker was a scaffolding subcontractor, a spokesperson associated with Kiewit Offshore Services mentioned to McClatchy News over an email.
According to the firm’s website, Kiewit has a facility that spans 555 acres in Corpus Christi, adding that they specialize in the integration, fabrication, and integration of massive, complex offshore projects, like oil rigs.
The news is devastating, and our hearts go out to the family members of the subcontractor, his friends, and his coworkers.
The email mentioned that morning is more essential to Kiewit than security and safety. It stated that they are collaborating with relevant authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and ensure that something like this never repeats m at KOS.
References: 3 News, The News & Observer