Driller crushed to death in Cooper Basin

A 36-year-old Queensland man was killed while operating a drilling rig in the Cooper Basin in South Australia in late January.

A 36-year-old Queensland man was killed while operating a drilling rig in the Cooper Basin in South Australia in late January.

The man was working with contractor, Precision Drilling International, which was operating a drilling rig for Santos Ltd.

At about 10am on Sunday 27 January the man was pinned between a manual rig tong and the derrick mast and sustained fatal crush injuries.

SafeWork SA, Primary Industries and Resources SA, and South Australia Police have been investigating the incident.

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