BHP Billiton confirms fatal accident at Texas shale operations

07 May 2013 19:54  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BHP Billiton on Tuesday confirmed a fatal accident at its Eagle Ford shale oil and gas operations in south Texas.

BHP said that a contractor was fatally injured during work on Monday.

Operations at the site were immediately stopped and a full investigation is under way, the company said.

“Our immediate thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased,” it added.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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