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Divers find body of missing platform worker

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Divers have found the body of a missing oil platform worker at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, near the platform that sits in 100 feet of water about 55 miles offshore.

WWL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1hrowCR ) the body, recovered Tuesday, is believed to be that of 38-year-old Peter Voces, a Filipino welder who works for Houma-based Offshore Specialty Fabricators LLC.

Petty Officer Carlos Vega has said Voces reportedly was knocked overboard when an empty "tank barrel" fell on him Sunday evening on a rig south of Freshwater Bayou. The Coast Guard on Tuesday directed all questions to the company, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Information from: WWL-TV, http://wwltv.com

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