Texas Oil Rig Accident Kills a New Mexican Man
A Carlsbad, N.M., man was killed in a Texas oil rig accident Monday, according to the Carlsbad Current-Argus. The accident took place right over the Texas-New Mexico state line, less than 10 miles off U.S. Highway 285.
Brian Scott Callicoat, 22, was working on an oil drilling rig for Patriot Drilling when the accident happened. He was at the rig’s base while his co-workers were trying to get a pipe out of a piece of metal casing, the Current-Argus reported. The pipe popped out of the casing and hit Callicoat, who was badly injured and bleeding profusely.
Callicoat, who leaves a pregnant wife behind, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Current-Argus. His body was transported to El Paso to undergo an autopsy.