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Search ends for man missing after rig explosion

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The explosion and fire happened at a Black Elk Energy Company oil and natural gas platform. (Photo courtesty KLFY)
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An update on last Friday's oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico -- the search for a second man is now over.

Black Elk Energy-- the company that owns the oil rig-- suspended the search for Jerome Malagapo of the Philippines.

Malagapo and Elroy Corporal, 42, went missing after last Friday's explosion and fire aboard the oil platform. Corporal's body was recovered over the weekend. Malagapo is still missing.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a letter to Black Elk Energy regarding their performance.

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