Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rig worker killed on Keithville drilling site

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Posted: Feb 28, 2010 7:48 AM MST
Updated: Feb 28, 2010 11:41 AM MST
By Carolyn Roy

KEITHVILLE, LA (KSLA) – An accident has taken the life of a man working on a natural gas drilling site in South Caddo Parish.

It happened around 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning at the Morrell Et Al 8H-1 drill site, which is owned by Chesapeake Operating, Inc. and operated by Trinidad Drilling, LTD. The location, where work began February 10, is located off Graham Road in Keithville.

A statement released Sunday afternoon by Chesapeake says the worker, a Trinidad employee, was killed in an accident that took place while drilling operations were ongoing.

Caddo Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma confirms to KSLA News 12 that 25 year old Noe Daniel Falcon of Rio Grande City, Texas, died of a head injury while stringing pipe about 60 feet up on the rig itself. Dr. Thoma says it took some time to get the victim down from the platform. More>>>