Earlier this month a contract worker was injured at work at a gas well
site in Terry Township, Pennsylvania. The man was flown to Robert Packer
Hospital in Sayre by medical helicopter. Hisinjuries were reported to be non-life threatening, although the company spokesperson
declined to release specific details of the incident.
According to a representative for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the incident
involved the release of gas which was under pressure. The exact cause
of the pressure release is under investigation. What was revealed is that
the worker was performing routine maintenance when the accident occurred
at the site, which is located at the intersection of Spring Hill Road
and May Road.
Chesapeake Energy declined to identify the injured worker or to provide
additional information concerning the man's injuries. It is known
that the worker was a contractor for Chesapeake Energy, but the name of
his employer was not released. The man's current condition is not
known as well.
This job-related accident, as well as its cause is under investigation.
It is not known at this time if the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
will conduct its own investigation into the incident. No other workers
An on-the-job injury can happen just about anywhere and at any time. Employees
who are hurt at work are often entitled to certain benefits such as workers'
compensation. It is not known how much time this individual will be away
from his job, but he may be eligible for benefits that can help him get
through a possibly difficult recovery process.
Source: The Daily Review, "Worker injured at Terry Twp. gas well site," James Loewenstein, Oct. 7, 2011