WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - At least seven Wayne County men were working on the offshore oil rig which caught fire Tuesday night in the Gulf of Mexico, and six have been accounted for with one still missing.
One worker from Wayne County is among 11 workers still missing, Dewey Revette, 46, a driller for Transocean and employed by the company for 29 years. A search is still underway.
Three workers were critically injured, 17 hurt, and 100 workers survived Tuesday night's explosion and fire on the Deep Horizon rig off the coast of Venice, LA.
Survivors were reunited with family members late Wednesday.
Among the survivors are Mike Mayfield and Steven Richards of Waynesboro, Charles Cochran and Jason Cooley of Clara, Jerry Pitts of Beat Four, and Brandon Burgess of Shubuta.
A worker from State Line is still missing.
In addition, Randy Ezell, 54, of Lamar County survived the explosion and is on his way home.