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Exploding Pipe Kills Worker on Wyoming Drilling Rig

Jan 08, 2011

The Sublette County Sheriff's Office has reported that a drilling rig pipe exploded, killing a Driggs, Idaho man who was working on the rig. Initial reporting from the Sheriff's Office and QEP Energy Co., indicate that a Unit employee was killed in the pipe explosion on the Pinedale Anticline on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

According to QEP Energy and the Sheriff's Office, both the man's employer, Unit, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the incident. The Spence Law Firm, LLC investigates and represents victims' families in drilling rig accidents in Wyoming and across the country. We have prosecuted oil and gas rig accidents and wrongful death cases for Wyoming families for over 50 years, and we have taken on the biggest and most powerful energy corporations on behalf of innured or killed Wyoming workers.

If you have questions about a drilling rig or other industrial workplace accident, contact us anytime at (844) 447-5497.

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