Shell rig

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Two workers were killed in an accident at the Shell Auger Tension Leg Platform, 214 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Shell spokesperson said the incident happened around 9:00 a.m. Sunday 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 victims' have not been released.

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

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