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Utah Man Dies After Service Rig Flooring Falls On Him


October 11, 2018

A man died Tuesday morning after part of an oil service rig floor fell on him at a Duchesne County oilfield, officials said Wednesday.

Andrew Romero (Facebook)Andrew Romero, 40, of Roosevelt, died about 8 a.m. Tuesday at the service rig near 750 N. 3000 West, northwest of Roosevelt, Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office officials said in an emailed statement.

Oilfield service workers were moving some heavy metal flooring from one service rig, also known as a workover rig, to another rig, officials said. A piece of the floor fell on Romero as crews were moving it.

Romero was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration are investigating the death, sheriff’s officials said.

Source: KSL

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