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Oil rig worker recovering after well site accident, rescue

Posted: Updated: Sep 25, 2013 01:38 AM CDT
A worker is reportedly trapped some 50 to 60 feet up on a derrick at a site on CR 25 in Mandeville. A worker is reportedly trapped some 50 to 60 feet up on a derrick at a site on CR 25 in Mandeville.
Rescue crews from Miller County Volunteer Fire Department and Texarkana, AR Fire Department are on the scene. Rescue crews from Miller County Volunteer Fire Department and Texarkana, AR Fire Department are on the scene.
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MILLER CO, AR (KSLA) -

An oil rig worker seriously injured Monday after a piece of equipment broke loose on a drilling rig is recovering at a Little Rock hospital.

It happened on a well site on CR 25 in Mandeville in Miller County Monday morning. 49-year-old Manny Sanders was standing on a platform about 50 feet up the rig when cable snapped as the workers were raising a large pulley and slammed into the platform.

Sanders was trapped, suffering several broken bones, including in his legs, pelvis and at least one arm.

Sanders was brought down after about 3 hours with the help of a Texarkana, Texas Fire Department high angle rescue team. Rescue crews from Miller County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene.

Sanders works for Young Well Services out of Lewisville, Arkansas. There were 3 other workers at the scene when the incident occurred. No others were injured.

OSHA is expected to investigate.

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