Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dangerous Business

Another accident at rig in Haynesville Shale


Associated Press

Chesapeake Energy Corp. says two contract workers were injured during equipment maintenance at a natural gas well in the final stages of completion in DeSoto Parish.

Company spokesman Kevin McCotter says one worker is being treated for a serious hand injury at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, and the other was treated for minor injuries.

McCotter says both men work for Bronco Oilfield Services of Longview, Texas.

The accident occurred about 9 p.m. Tuesday at a well operated by Chesapeake Operating, Inc.

Accidents at DeSoto Parish rigs for Haynesville Shale natural gas exploration have caused three deaths, several head injuries and one arm amputation since last year.

McCotter says the accident will be investigated

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