Authorities in Oklahoma say an oil-field worker was killed in an accident at a well site near Piedmont in Canadian County, Oklahoma. According to Piedmont police Sergeant Jerry Goodwin, three employees of Southwest Oilfield Construction were working to pull piping out when a pipe strand snagged a piece of the oil rig and struck the platform where the men were working. He says the oilfield workers were launched into the air and falling debris crushed one of the workers after he fell to the ground.Goodwin says that one worker died at the scene and another worker was flown by medical helicopter to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where he’s listed in critical condition. The third man was taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City and is listed in good condition. [August 23, 2007 ]
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one killed in an oil field accident, oilrig or gas well drilling rig accident or any other type of oil field work, workover, well stimulation work, well fracking, pipeline or wireline work, then you should consult a lawyer that is experienced and knowledgeable in many types of oil field accidents. Whether your oilfield injury case involves injuries from a defective tool, broken or worn out tool, broken coupling, joints, products or equipment or negligent acts of other oil well contractors or from negligent third (3rd) party defendant contractors, the injured worker or family needs legal assistance to protect their rights, file a lawsuit and /or assist in filing for workers compensation benefits.
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