Man Dies in Well Site Accident

A 24-year-old man is dead after a large piece of pipe crushed him at natural gas well site near Tionesta.

Brandon Pennywell of Harrisburg died instantly when the pipe slipped, crushing him between it and a large beam, according to Forest County Coroner Norman Wimer.

A team of workers was placing the pipe together with another piece when the accident happened at about 8:20 a.m..

Pennywell was employed by Patterson-UTI drilling, a subcontractor hired by Seneca Resources.

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