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Injured workers in gulf fire update

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BATON ROUGE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The condition of two workers burned in a Gulf of Mexico oil platform fire has improved, according to hospital officials.

Baton Rouge General Medical Center officials say that the workers' conditions have been upgraded from critical to serious.

A third worker, Wilberto Ilagan, 50, remains in good condition. Ilagan is the only one of the three victims whose name has been released.

The Nov. 16 fire on a platform operated by Black Elk Energy south of Grand Isle killed three workers.

The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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