BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Divers recovered the body of a rig worker missing since a late October platform collapse in the Caspian Sea, the State Oil Co. of the Azerbaijan Republic said. SOCAR said Oct. 23 parts of a platform at the Narimanov oil and gas field in the Caspian Sea collapsed during repair operations. Three workers were confirmed dead and a fourth was reported missing.
The company said Monday divers recovered the body of the 53-year-old fourth worker from the sea floor.
There were about 40 people on board the platform at the time of the incident, which is still under investigation.
A section of the platform housing worker units collapsed into a natural gas pipeline during the incident. A fire on board the structure burned for about 45 minutes, authorities said.
The Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil and natural gas complex and the Shah Deniz gas field off the coast of Azerbaijan are among the largest of their kind.