Federal investigators are reviewing the death of a worker on a drillship in the Gulf of Mexico 200 miles south of Lake Charles. According to a FuelFix report, the accident happened at about 10:15 AM Tuesday morning in a deep-water leasing area known Keathley Canyon block 96. The Pacific Santa Ana drillship was just beginning operations for Chevron in about 4,800 feet of water at the site and had not yet penetrated the seafloor when an employee of that drilling contractor was fatally injured. There were no other injuries at the site, and operations on the drillship have been shut down. Additional details have not been released, but the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement and the Coast Guard flew to the site soon after the accident.
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