Brazil: Three workers die after deadly drillship boiler blast

Three workers died and one was injured after a boiler exploded on the Odebrecht-run NS-32 (Norbe VIII) drilling rig offshore Brazil on Friday.

According to Petrobras, Ericson Nascimento de Freitas, 29, who was hospitalized died on Friday.

Jorge Luiz Damião, 44, died on Saturday. Eduardo Aragão de Lima, a 33-year-old employee of Odebrecht Oil and Gas died on Sunday.

The accident happened on Friday during the service work on a rig boiler. There was no subsequent fire or the impact on production of the Marlim Field.

Petrobras said there was no risk of leak, adding it had notified all the competent authorities about the incident.

A commission has been formed to investigate the causes of the accident.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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