A Gillette man died after he was struck by a welding truck at a Converse County rig site between Douglas and Wright Saturday, according to authorities.
Nathan James Scott, 26, was hit by the truck at Cyclone Rig 33 at Mary’s Draw, according to a Converse County Sheriff’s Department press release.
Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the incident at about 9:45 a.m. An air ambulance and a Wright ambulance also responded, but Scott died at the scene.
“CPR and lifesaving strategies were immediately employed by company employees and 911 was called for assistance,” according to the release.
The well where Scott died is owned by Houston-based energy company EOG Resources.
“EOG Resources Inc. is deeply saddened by a death of the individual who was involved in an incident at one of its well sites in Converse County,” EOG wrote in a statement. The statement also said Scott was an employee of Cyclone Drilling.
The preliminary investigation indicated his death was an accident, said Converse County Undersheriff Joel Weeks.
The investigation into Scott’s death is ongoing and additional details will be available at a later date, according to the release.