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Utility: Contractor dies at power plant construction site

Utility: Contractor dies at power plant construction site

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An electric utility says a contractor has died in a workplace accident at a central Indiana power plant. Indianapolis Power & Light contractor says the contractor died Wednesday morning at its Eagle Valley Generating Station in Morgan County. IPL says the death occurred at the construction site of the new combined-cycle gas turbine power station near ...

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2 of 3 workers killed in pipeline explosion identified

GIBSON, La. — A maintenance company has released the names of two of the three people killed in a pipeline explosion in Terrebonne Parish. Danos, an oil and gas service company, says two of their contract employees, 40-year-old Samuel Brinlee, of Berwick, and 36-year-old Casey Ordoyne, of Larose, died in Thursday’s accident at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. facility in ...

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Helicopter flying from oil rig crashes in Nigeria, killing 4

LAGOS, Nigeria — Aviation officials say a helicopter traveling from an oil rig has crashed into the lagoon in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, killing four people. Spokesman Yakubu Dati of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said the helicopter belongs to Bristow, a Houston, Texas-based firm that charters helicopters to oil and gas companies. Dati said four people died and ...

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OSHA investigating fatal fracking accident

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GREELEY, Colo. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado that killed one worker and seriously injured two others. OSHA Area Director Herb Gibson said Friday investigators are looking at the cause of the accident, oversight, safety measures and operating procedures. The agency is also looking at ways to ...

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One dead following fracking accident near Mead

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One person is confirmed dead and two people sustained serious injuries Thursday morning following a fracking accident at a rig site in Weld County. Weld County Sheriff’s Office deputies are on scene investigating the accident. According to initial reports, the death and injuries were caused by a high-pressure water valve that either ruptured or exploded, said agency spokesman Sean Standridge. ...

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Aberdeen man dies in North Dakota snowplow accident

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Two 20-year-old men, one of them from Aberdeen, were killed after their car collided with a snowplow just west of Wahpeton, N.D., on Thursday night. The Aberdeen man is Thomas “Bubba” Neal Serr, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Serr was the son of Tony and LyNae Serr of Aberdeen. The other man killed was Taylor Cofell ofLaMoure, N.D. ...

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Lightning ignites oil tanks near Watford City, ND

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Lightning struck an oil well pad on Sunday night, causing three oil tanks on the site to ignite. The fire occurred five miles south of Watford City, ND. No injuries were reported from the incident. The fire was contained after two and a half hours. Secure Energy Services is the operator of the site. Lightning has ...

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