Man killed on Pinedale Anticline drill rig
June 24, 2008
Shell Exploration & Production Company has issued the following media release concerning a fatality on June 24 on a drill rig in the Pinedale Anticline.
We are saddened by the loss of an employee of one of our contractors in the Pinedale, Wyoming operations early Tuesday morning.
A 24 year-old employee of Nabors Drilling, working on the Nabors 476 drilling rig on the north end of the Pinedale Anticline, died as a result of injuries from an accident on location at approximately 1 AM Tuesday (June 24) morning. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the young man (name being withheld until we have confirmation that Nabors has been able to contact all family members).
Shell will cooperate with Nabors, Sublette County Sheriff's Department, State of Wyoming Occupational Safety office and any other relevant agency investigating the accident.
The safety of Shell employees and contractors who work on behalf of Shell is our top priority and we pause today to reflect on this incident and look for the learning to come from the investigation to prevent this type of accident in the future.
For more information contact James L. Duran, Operations Manager – Pinedale,
Shell Exploration & Production Company, 205 South Entertainment Lane, P.O. Box 1666,
Pinedale, WY 82941, Phone: (307) 367-7907, Business Cell: (307) 749-0382,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.shell.com.
Editor’s Note: Mr. Duran has confirmed that the 24-year old victim of this tragic accident was not Garrett Bardin.