Two Hurt After "Incident" On Shell Platform In Gulf

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(FOX 8/WVUE) The U.S. Coast Guard and Shell International Limited are investigating an incident in the Gulf of Mexico at their Enchilada platform at Garden Banks 129.

At least two people were injured and taken to a hospital in Houston, according to Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts. Their families have been notified.

“At approximately 1:20a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, there was an operational incident at the Shell Enchilada platform at Garden Banks 128 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. We have activated Incident Command, identified the source of the incident, and are actively responding to the situation. An early morning U.S. Coast Guard overflight is complete and there were no signs of oil on the water at that time," a spokesman for Shell said.

The platform was safely shut down. 

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