Workers Suffer Serious Injury in Well Drilling Accident

Date: February 23, 2010

Four well drilling workers suffered serious injuries on a drilling rig in Elk Hills, California on February 15th. The workers were performing a pressure test on a well when an unexpected pressure release occurred. It appears that at least some of the injuries resulted from the workers jumping from the rig, according to reports from the scene.
Two of the men injured suffered severe injuries and were flown from the accident by helicopter. Two others suffered less critical injuries and were taken by ground ambulances to hospitals. A fifth worker suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Source: The Taft Midway Driller, Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.