Saturday, July 30, 2011

Update on the recent gas worker fatality in Bradford County

Here's an update on the recent gas worker fatality that occurred in Bradford County. From the Towanda Daily Review:

Leonard L. Inness III, 35, of Elmira, N.Y., was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital in Towanda at 5:06 p.m. Thursday, according to a report by the Bradford County coroner's office.

Coroner Thomas Carman ruled the manner of Inness' death as accidental. A cause of death was withheld pending the results of an autopsy scheduled for Saturday. An autopsy is standard procedure in the case of a workplace accident, Carman said. Routine toxicology tests will also be performed.

Inness was married and had children, Carman said.

Inness was operating a bulldozer Thursday at the Chesapeake Energy Corporation gas well site off Towner Hill Road. He lost his balance while standing and fell onto the bulldozer's track. The machine then ran him over, according to the coroner's office.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Another gas worker fatality in the Marcellus Shale

From the Towanda Daily Review:

Christine Dwyer, spokesperson for Ferguson Enterprises, parent company of Onda-Lay Pipe, confirmed Friday morning that a temporary employee of Onda-Lay Pipe has died as a result of a workplace accident Thursday at a gas well site in Rome Township.

I'll post more information once I have it.