State and county officials continued searching Wednesday for clues to the cause of a pipeline accident that killed two men and injured two others on an offshore oil island.
The four men were working on a drilling rig Tuesday when a high-pressure pipeline began whipping around and struck them, authorities said.
One worker, Stephen Lowe, 28, of Huntington Beach died at the scene, while another, Steven Linn, 29, of Anaheim, who sustained a severe head injury, was take by LifeFlight helicopter to St. Mary Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Mike Coleman, 28, of Lakewood suffered a bruised chest and Harold Smith, 34, of Westminster sustained a broken leg in the accident, authorities said. Both were treated at St. Mary and released.