Moment Oil Driller Falls 23ft And Is Crushed By Support

Story ByGheorghi Caraseni, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News 

Video Credit: CEN/@orenburg_vk

This is the moment a Russian oil workman plummets from 23 feet and is crushed by a falling metal support.

According to local media, the 25-year-old driller was killed when he fell from a crane at an oil field in the south-western Russian region of Saratov Oblast.

Reports said that the victim, identified as Viktor B., worked as a driller assistant at the site.

Picture Credit: CEN/@orenburg_vk

He was reportedly dismantling equipment when he fell from a height of seven metres (23 feet), according to local media.

In the footage, a heavyset workman is seen moving out of the way as a large metal cylinder falls from above.

The victim appears to be at the end of the metal support and his body is crushed when it slams against the side of a floor opening.

The 25-year-old driller’s body then falls through the hole and lands hard on the ground. Meanwhile, stunned colleagues rush to take a look.

Following a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the workman died of a violation of safety regulations.

However, the local authorities stressed that the full investigation is ongoing and any claims of negligence will be confirmed at a later date.

The ViralTab page is created by and dedicated to professional, independent freelance journalists. It is a place for us to showcase our work. When our news is sold to our media partners, we will include the link here.