Worker Killed in Oil Field Accident South of Carmi

According to the sheriff's office, an employee of Consolidated Drilling Services was killed in an oil field accident that happened late Monday night.

Posted: Jul 28, 2021 11:18 AM
Updated: Jul 28, 2021 12:46 PM

The White County Sheriff's Office says an employee of Consolidated Drilling Services was killed in an oil field accident south of Carmi, Illinois, late Monday night.

White County 911 initially received a call from a Consolidated Drilling Services employee around 10:50 p.m. on Monday night.

The employee said the incident happened after they had been drilling an oil well south of Carmi, Illinois.

According to the caller, the crew was loading oilfield pipe into tubs when the elevator latch came undone, causing a pipe to strike employee Joseph Musgrave.

Musgrave was taken to the Hamilton County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

No further information has been released at this time.

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