UPDATE #2: Oil Rig Worker Killed in Carrollton


The Carrollton Free Press Standard is reporting fuller details of this story:
Abdal L. Audeh, 28, of 416 Marion St., Apt. 2, Dover, was injured in the accident and pronounced dead at Aultman Hospital at 5:35 p.m.   
Alex R. Cox, 20, of 46569 Davis Rd., Cadiz, received a head injury and was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment by EMT Ambulance. 
Lt. Troy Watson of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said Audeh and Cox were working on the rig platform together. Watson said Cox, who was conscious and talking when they arrived, told him the pair was “attaching the tongs and forgot to hook up a safety line” which he referred to as a “snub line.” 
The snub line is used to prevent a long handle on the tongs from swinging completely around and striking the workers.
In addition, the Times Reporter has a statement from Rex Energy:
“Yesterday afternoon, an accident occurred at the Rex Energy Brace West pad in Carroll County, Ohio, fatally injuring a contractor. Rex Energy remains in communication with the authorities, has preserved the location and will fully cooperate in the investigation of this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.”
For more information about how this accident can happen, click here to view some information from OSHA that helped me to understand it a little bit better.


The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting a couple of additional details on the fatal accident at Rex Energy's Brace Well in Carrollton yesterday.  In addition to the worker that was killed, another was injured in the accident.
The injured man, 21-year-old Alex Cox, told the sheriff that he and the other victim were using drilling equipment and hadn’t hooked up a safety line designed to keep it from swinging around and striking workers.
The name of the deceased worker is still not being released.


The Times Reporter is reporting that an oil rig worker at the Brace Well on Brussel Road in Washington Township was killed Monday.  Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said the name is being withheld pending notification of family.

That is all that is being reported for now.  We will share more when we become aware of it.

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