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Worker Killed In Ohio Drilling Accident


UPDATED: Tuesday February 26, 2013 8:24 AM

Authorities say one man was killed and another was injured in a drilling accident in eastern Ohio.

Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said it happened Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.

The injured man, 21-year-old Alex Cox, told the sheriff that he and the other victim were using drilling equipment and hadn't hooked up a safety line designed to keep it from swinging around and striking workers.

The dead man's name hasn't been released.

Cox fell backward and suffered a severe laceration to the back of his head.

Media reports said the rig is owned by R.E. Gas Development, a subsidiary of Rex Energy Corp.

The investigation is continuing.

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