Man dies in fall at drilling site
A man fell to his death Wednesday morning during a workplace incident involving an area oil rig.
Gonzales County Sheriff Glen Sachtleben told The Cannon that the man, whose identity was not released as of press time, apparently slipped during the performance of his regular duties.
“I talked to the investigator that went out there and he said it was an accident,” Sachtleben said. “The guy was halfway up the rig and they were moving pipe. He slipped and fell about 50 feet inside the rig and hit on the steel floor.”
The location was identified as Patterson Rig 235 on County Road 192. The site is licensed to EOG Resources.