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Drill Site Operators Win Summary Judgment After Worker's Death

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 0

A Texas appellate court upheld summary judgment dismissing the negligence claims against the operators of an oil drill site for a worker’s death. Case: Orta v. SN Operating LLC, No. 04-23-00062-CV, 03/06/2024, published. Facts: Patco Wireline Services LLC hired Enrique Orta II to work at an oil drill site where Patco was a contractor for SN Operating LLC. Orta’s first day of work was June 9, 2017. Orta and his co-worker, Emiliano Canales, drove two hours from Kingsville to the site in Catarina to work 12-hour shifts that day. The next day, the men again made the ...

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