3h 22min, aug 16, 1984 y - Petrobas' Enchova Platform disaster #1
Petrobas' Enchova drilling platform, operating in the Campos Basin near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil experienced its first disaster in 1984, when a blowout on the morning of August 16 led to an explosion and fire. 42 workers died in the evacuation, including 36 who fell from a lifeboat when its mechanism failed.
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