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    Oilfield Company Didn't Tell Mother When Son Was Killed On The Job

     GoFundMe page to help with Anthony's burial costs

    A mother is looking for answers after her son’s sudden death. Anthony Lara was on a work site when he was killed by an explosion last Monday.

    PETROPLEXHis mother, Mara Lara, says she knew nothing about what happened until a funeral home called her, and said they had her son's body.

    “I was in disbelief,” Lara said. “I was like ‘No it can’t be. No one’s called me,’ and the man at the funeral home said ‘No one has called you? I’m surprised nobody has called you.’”

    Lara said Anthony left their home in San Antonio to pursue his dream career as a welder. She said his plan was to get some experience working in the Permian Basin, before going back home.

    “I’m just devastated,” Lara sobbed. “He was such a good kid. He was my world.”

    Anthony worked for Petroplex Pipe and Construction. Mara said all the details she knows about her son’s death she learned from the news, and the company hasn’t told her anything.


    Two Dead, Four Injured In ONGC Fire Incident At Ahmedabad

    The official further added that ONGC’s fire and emergency service personnel were on standby and initiated action after back up from the AFES arrived.

    File PhotoA fire incident at ONGC’s well near Ahmedabad last night resulted in the death of two contractual workers and left four other severely injured, the oil and gas firm said in a statement on Thursday.

    “While Sanjay Mahendra Singh, 25, was brought dead, Shahjad Alam Ansari, 27, succumbed to the injury at 0700 hours today. Four other contractual workers who were afflicted with severe burn injuries are being treated at a nearby hospital in Ahmedabad,” ONGC said.

    A senior official of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) told ETEnergyWorld that while the reasons behind the accident are being looked into, preliminary analysis show that an initial blast led to flammable liquid in the area catching fire.

    The official further added that ONGC’s fire and emergency service personnel were on standby and initiated action after back up from the AFES arrived.


    Precision Drilling Worker Killed In Northern Alberta Drilling Rig Incident

    Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating after a 31-year-old man was killed in a workplace incident in the northern part of the province Sunday night.

    A file photo of an Alberta Occupational Health and Safety officer.In a news release issued on Monday, the RCMP said its officers and other emergency crews were called to an incident at a worksite about 60 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.

    Police said the man died of his injuries after he was “struck by heavy machinery during worksite operations” at a site near Wapiti Road.

    OHS said the fatal incident happened at a drilling rig site at around 9:30 a.m. The employer is Precision Drilling.

    OHS has not issued any orders.

    Source: Global News


    1 Dead, 1 Injured In Oklahoma Oilfield Explosion

    Authorities have released the identities of a man killed and another injured in a saltwater disposal site blast Monday night southwest of Enid.

    Javier Barraza Jr.The deceased is Javier Varraza, a 32-year-old Hispanic male, said Eddie Johnson, family assistance coordinator with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. He said blunt force head trauma was the cause of death, which was ruled an accident.

    The injured party is Randall Fite, said Acting Garfield County Sheriff Jody Helm. He was transported to OU Medical Center. Fite is listed in good condition, a hospital spokesperson said.

    Helm said both men are from out of state.

    Helm said the incident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday at 7800 E. Fox Drive.

    “A crew was working on the top of a tank with a propane torch and a man lift, which caused an explosion,” Helm said.

    The acting sheriff said the lease owner was Lagoon Water Solutions, which subcontracted to Jennings Energy, which employed the injured workers. Citing safety and security as “core value,” a spokesman for Lagoon Water Solutions said the Edmond-based company had no further comment due to an ongoing investigation.


    One Dead Two Injured After Eni Rig Accident-Crane Broke Away From Structure And Fell Into Sea

    According to the Italian ANSA agency (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), one worker is dead and two are injured after an accident at the Eni-run Barbara F rig some 30 miles off the coast of Ancona, in the Adriatic Sea, Italy.

    Eni File PhotoAccording to an initial reconstruction of events, a crane that was operating on the platform broke away from the main structure and fell into the sea.

    Fire brigade scuba divers found the crane’s cabin with the body of a 63-year-old Eni employee inside at a depth of around 70 metres under the surface, sources said.

    An operation to recover the body has been launched.

    Ancona prosecutors have opened a probe into possible culpable homicide.

    As the crane and its load fell, it hit a supply vessel, injuring two people on board, Eni said. Ancona’s Riuniti said the injured workers are not in a life-threatening condition.

    The Barbara gas field natural gas field located on the continental shelf of the Adriatic Sea. It was discovered in 1971 and developed by Eni. It began production in 1975 and produces natural gas and condensates.


    Texas- Two Men Identified In Martin County Oilfield Explosion

    Two men are dead Monday night after an explosion in Martin County, According to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram.

    Heater Treater Explosion Site20-year-old Anthony Lara and 22-year-old Noel Olivas Jr. were both killed. Sheriff Ingram said a tank battery exploded while the men were changing out a valve. Ingram says a team was working on a heater for pressure treatment when pressed, causing gas and oil to be flare.

    The explosion happened on Sayle's Ranch around 4 p.m. to about 15 miles north of Stanton

    According to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram, the incident occurred around 4:00 pm to about 15 miles north of Stanton.

    The investigation is ongoing.



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