Eleven oil rig workers out of a crew of 126 are still missing after their oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Sadly, these workers are assumed dead, but the search will continue. Of the rescued workers, 17 have suffered very serious injuries. This is a tragic industrial accident and a situation like this may occur in Virginia (VA) when offshore drilling ramps up sometime in the future. To learn more, take a look at this article written by an attorney with our firm.