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Oil ministry job fair draws hundreds

More than 500 job seekers turned to the Rock the Oilfield Job and Resource Event in Midland on Friday, an event organized by local Christian groups in hopes of offering relief to workers displaced by the oil bust. Attendees offered accounts of the human toll wrought by the economic downturn driven by the region’s premier industry. One couple, Kurt and ...

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South Texas oil worker dies, fell from nearly 50-foot rig

GOLIAD, Texas — An oil field worker in South Texas has died after falling while near the top of a 50-foot rig. The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the accident victim as 40-year-old Scotty O’Neal Stanley of Livingston. Deputies were summoned Monday night to a rural area after other workers heard a hardhat fall and looked up to ...

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Colorado officials investigate recent death of oil field worker

A Colorado oil worker has died after being struck in the back of the head after a fitting blew off a Cyclone Drilling rig near the town of Parachute, Colo., according to Petro Global News. 34-year-old Shane Hill was “killed instantly,” according to Garfield County deputy corner Thomas Walton. The incident happened on October 21st at approximately 7:00 p.m. Federal ...

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Texas oil worker killed in Oklahoma

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An oil worker from Texas was killed on Wednesday in an accident on an Oklahoma oil rig. Ernesto Rodriguez, 42, of Gainesville died in Mannsville when a section of pipe was forced out of a well hole and struck him, the Associated Press reports. The well is operated by XTO Energy, Inc. Senior Production ...

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