Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Two Accidents in DeSoto

There were two accidents at Haynesville rigs in DeSoto Parish, LA, as reported by the Shreveport Times, where one man was killed and another was critically injured. The fatality occurred Monday morning north of Logansport, while the other accident occurred Sunday evening northeast of Mansfield. The article notes the other injuries that have resulted from recent drilling accidents.

This sad news shows just how dangerous rig work is. Many of us who own a little piece of what's underground often don't fully appreciate the danger above ground to those involved in the everyday exploration and production of minerals. Our thoughts go out to the families of these men.

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