• March 29, 2023

Edward Parker Killed in Work Fall Accident in Odessa, TX

Odessa, TX — May 17, 2022, Edward Parker was killed as the result of a work accident at 8:00 a.m. where he fell from a platform.

Investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a public summary showing the incident occurred on West Murphy Street just off the corner of FM 1936.

Edward Parker Killed in Work Fall Accident in Odessa, TX

The incident apparently involved 62-year-old Edward Parker who was said to be dismantling a drilling rig so it could be transported. During this process, the reports say Parker somehow slipped off of a raised portion of the structure, causing him to fall roughly 30 feet. Due to this, Parker sustained fatal injuries.

Details in the accident summary say that the site had fall protection on site, but they also allege there was at least one rule violation. The reports included a recommended penalty of $10,151. The status of these potential violations and penalties is unspecified right now.


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