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Feds: 1 dead in accident on drillship in Gulf of Mexico

7 years 5 months 5 days ago Tuesday, October 20 2015 Oct 20, 2015 October 20, 2015 5:55 PM October 20, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: pacificdrilling.com

NEW ORLEANS - Two federal agencies are investigating an accident that killed a man on a ship drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

The owners say nobody else was hurt. The accident occurred about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday on the drillship Pacific Santa Ana.

Spokeswoman Amy Roddy says Pacific Drilling SA of Houston is not releasing any details about the man to respect his family's privacy. She says the ship is working for Chevron, and drilling has been shut down because of the investigation. 

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says the crew was starting to drill in 4,800 feet of water, about 200 miles south of Lake Charles, when the accident occurred.

The agency says it and the Coast Guard are investigating. There's no reported pollution.


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