Pinedale, Wy – A 24-year-old man died Tuesday after being
struck on the head by a piece of falling pipe on a drilling rig in southwestern Wyoming. The man's identity was not immediately released. James Duran of Shell Exploration and Production says the man
worked for a drilling contractor hired by Shell. He said the accident occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday on the north end of the Pinedale Anticline natural gas field.
Sublette County sheriff's spokesman Randall Hanson says the man died at a clinic in Pinedale from head injuries.
Hanson says the heavy pipe fell about 30 feet. The drilling rig has been shut down while authorities