An oil and gas worker in  Ohio was killed on Saturday afternoon in a work site accident.

David Zamora, 43, was crushed to death by a piece of moving equipment at a Rice Energy oilfield site.

Zamora was an employee for subcontractor Rice Energy.

Sheriff Dave Lucas said, “It was a bad day. He was struck by a piece of heavy equipment as part of an operation of the oil and gas industry.”

Zamora was a Texas native.

According to reports, emergency personnel, along with deputies from the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, were called to the scene at approximately 2:52 p.m.

Mike Lauderbaugh, Rice Energy’s Vice President of EHS, said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the individual that was fatally injured. In our five years of operating safely in Appalachia, this is the first major incident to occur on a Rice Energy site, and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. The safety of our employees, our contractors and subcontractors has always been our top priority. We are working with the appropriate agencies to confirm the cause of this incident and to ensure our continued operations are conducted in the safest manner possible.”


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