Timothy Morrison Body Found 3 Miles Away From Explosion Site

Authorities said they have recovered the body Timothy Morrison, the worker who had been missing since a Sunday evening explosion on an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff said Morrison, 44, was found around 1 p.m. Friday on the shoreline near the St. Charles Parish line, about 3 miles west of the platform.

Morrison was one of eight men who were cleaning the Clovelly Oil Co. platform about a mile from the Kenner shoreline when the explosion occurred. The cause of the accident has not been determined. The other seven men were able to make it to a crew boat and return to shore. Continue reading