“Pipe mishandling” cause of death at Innovation 1 Drilling Rig reports North Slope Borough Police


Police: ‘Equipment accident’ killed 36-year-old Alaska oil field worker

  • The North Slope Borough Police Department on Thursday released the name of the 36-year-old man who died last week at a North Slope oil field

The chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Hollis French, said Tuesday that a Hilcorp executive reported that the death involved a “pipe mishandling incident,” “equipment accident” was to blame. with the worker struck by heavy drilling pipe.

A Gofundme page in Huber’s name has raised more than $100,000 to help cover funeral and other family expenses. It says Huber leaves behind a wife and three children.

Huber died at the Innovation 1 drill rig, Jeffrey Brown, borough police chief, said by email.

Rescue workers responded to a report of an injured and unresponsive worker but could not revive Huber. “The preliminary investigation shows the death is attributed to an equipment accident,” Brown said.

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