Late Thursday night, a tragic accident occurred on the Wild Horse drilling rig in western Lincoln Parish. The Louisiana drilling rig burst, resulting in the deaths of two East Texas men and minor injuries for a third victim. Authorities pronounced the two men dead at the site of the accident.
While there are still no official reports, early investigations indicate that the accident was caused by an extreme buildup of pressure. This pressure led to components on the rig bursting, which killed the two workers. There has been no further information on what type of burst or explosion caused the deaths and injuries. The third victim of the accident was taken to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for minor injuries.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in this latest tragedy.