According to NaturalGasIntel.com, a Texas man was crushed by a large piece of equipment and killed on April 5 at a Rice Energy Inc. drilling site in Belmont County, Ohio.
The 43-year-old Victoria, Texas man was working for the Alberta-based subcontractor Lee Specialties Ltd., a wireline services company. The worker was killed while he was “placing a large piece of their equipment on an inactive side of the location prior to commencement of completion operations for the Bigfoot 9H well” in Smith Township, according to a statement from Rice. The company did not specify what kind of equipment crushed the 43 year old.
Operations at the well site have been temporarily suspended so that local authorities can conduct an investigation into the cause of the accident.
The safety and workforce training administrator at the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program stated that four oil and gas workers were killed in Ohio last year, two of which died in driving accidents.
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Did You Know: From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas workers were killed nationwide in on-the-job accidents, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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