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40 workers evacuated from natural gas rig after blowout

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Grand Isle, LA - Crews in the Gulf of Mexico are now working to shut off a pocket of natural gas bubbling towards the surface.

The coast guard says a crew preparing a well for production hit the unexpected pocket of gas.

The well is located about 60 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Louisiana.

More than 40 workers were evacuated from the natural gas rig after a blowout on the platform. 

No injuries were reported. 

There's no word yet on when the gas leak will be shut off.

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