Search ends for man missing after rig explosion


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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