Rig Hand Killed off Brazil, Two Others Injured

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December 30, 2011

Petrobras RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones Newswires), Brazilian state-controlled oil and gas producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PBR, PETR4.BR) said a worker died and two were slightly injured in an accident on the company’s PUB-03 oil rig in offshore waters in Rio Grande do Norte state, northeast Brazil on the night of Dec. 26.

The workers fell onto the rig’s deck while they were boarding the rig from a boat that had brought them to the site, Petrobras said in a statement.

Petrobras said it has set up a technical committee to investigate the causes of the accident, which has been officially communicated to the civil police and the National Petroleum Agency, or ANP, Brazil’s oil industry regulator.

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