Saturday, January 15, 2011

Worker suffers 'traumatic injury' at gas well site in Sullivan County

From the Towanda Daily Review:

An individual suffered a traumatic injury Friday at a gas well site just west of Shunk in Sullivan County, the Sullivan County director of emergency services said.

There was a rig at the well site, said Sullivan County Emergency Services Director Sean Thibodeault, who added that he did not know if drilling was under way at the time.

Brian Grove, senior director for corporate development at Chesapeake Energy Corp., confirmed that the well pad site where the injury occurred was a Chesapeake Appalachia location.

Grove said that the injured person worked for Patterson-UTI Drilling Co., which is a contractor hired by Chesapeake Appalachia. The person was working at the site when the injury occurred, he said.

The injured worker was transported by helicopter to an area hospital, Thibodeault said.

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