An employee of Denbury Resources is dead today after a piece of metal rig equipment fell on him while working at Hastings Oilfield in Brazoria County.  According to reports, the victim and other workers were operating a pulley to lift a piece of equipment that weighed about 2,500-3,500 pounds, which then fell and crushed the worker. It is unknown as to what caused the snatch block (a type of pulley) to break and cause the fatal accident. KTRK posted the following statement from Denbury Resources:

“On the morning of March 14th, a worker was involved in an incident while working on a rig in the Hastings oil field. Denbury and its contractors are working closely with local public officials following the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.”

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