An oilfield employment agency has identified the deceased worker as Ellroy Corporal. Corporal’s body was recovered about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the agency DNR Offshore and Crewing Services.
The search continues for the second man reported missing from the platform, Jerome Malagapo.
The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday, but the company that owns the platform has ramped up their search.
Officials with the Philippines Embassy told WWL-TV that both men, as well as four other injured workers, are citizens of the Philippines.
The men are guest workers with Grand Isle Shipyard, an oilfield contracting company out of Galliano.
Most of the 14 contractors working on the rig Friday morning were Filipino.
In a statement, DNR Offshore noted they are working with local, state, and federal investigators to find out what occurred Friday on the oil platform 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle. Members of the Philippines Embassy are also coordinating contact with the workers’ families in the Philippines.
Four workers remain in the hospital in Baton Rouge with severe burns. Two of them are in critical condition, one is in serious condition and one is in fair condition.