Two killed in accident at Shell platform


Courtesy of MGN

By: James Selby Posted: Jul 1, 2019 / 06:20 AM UTC / Updated: Jul 1, 2019 / 06:54 AM UTC

(KLFY) – (7/1/19) Two workers were killed Sunday morning in an accident at the Shell Auger Tension Leg Platform, 214 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

It happened around 9:00 A.M. during a routine test of lifeboat launch and retrieval capabilities.

Another person received serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The individual is recovering at a hospital.

The identities of the victim’s have not been released.

Shell says there has been no impact to the environment as a result of the accident.

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