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Court Upholds Awards for Fatal Oil Rig Accident

By WorkCompCentral

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 1356 | 0 | 0 min read

The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld awards to the daughter of an oil field worker who was killed on a rig in Louisiana. Case: McBride v. Estis Well Service, No. 16-30481, 04/10/2017, published. Facts and procedural history: Saul Touchet, Brian Suire, Joshua Bourque and Skye Sonnier worked on board an oil rig owned by Estis Well Service. While the rig was stationed in the navigable waters of Louisiana, the “truck right” toppled over and struck the four men. Touchet, Suire and Bourque suffered injuries, but Sonnier was pinned by the fallen truck right and died of his...

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