Posted on May 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

An oil rig worker fell 90 feet to his death from a derrick last week in Louisiana, according to KSLA News 12.

Zachary “Ty” Stewart, 22, was flown to Louisiana State University in Shreveport, La., after the accident on the derrick in south Caddo Parish, KSLA reported. He died at the hospital.

There are two separate investigations of the fatal accident taking place, according to KSLA. One is being done by the company that owns the well, Savanna Energy of Calgary, Canada, and the other by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Caddo Parish officials said that Stewart had been wearing a safety harness, KSLA reported. But it was unclear if he was wearing it when he fell and it broke, or if he didn’t have it on.

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