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Families await arrival of Louisiana rig blast survivors

KENNER, La. (AP) - A Mississippi woman says it took nine hours to find out that her crane operator husband had survived a blast on an oil platform off the Louisiana coast.

Carroll Moss of Jayess, Miss., says rig owner Transocean Ltd. told her of the blast early Wednesday.

She said it wasn't until afternoon when she found out her husband was among the workers being taken by boat to shore. Eleven workers are missing.

She was waiting with other families late Wednesday at a suburban New Orleans hotel for the workers to return.

Moss says the wait was "pure, freaking hell" but that she's not upset with the company. She says officials didn't want to give out bad information.

An explosion Tuesday night rocked the Deepwater Horizon, injuring 17.

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