Worker Injured At Denton County Gas Rig

NBC5i reported that a gas rig worker was injured Monday morning at a gas rig in Krum.

It happened just before 11 a.m. at Barnett Oil Lease on Burns Ranch Road. The worker was injured after something malfunctioned on the rig, according to Tom Reedy, spokesman for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office.

The worker was taken by helicopter to the hospital. There was no word on his condition.

These sorts of injuries are bound to increase in the Barnett Shale play around Tarrant, Wise, Denton, Johnson (etc.) Counties. Talk to the guys working on the pipelines and wells, and you’ll be shocked at the safety shortcuts being taken. Gotta get that gas to market fast, I guess.