Oil Well Accident Claims Life of Elderly Man

A 79-year-old Bolivar, New York, man is dead after an industrial accident Wednesday afternoon in the Town of Andover.

State police say Douglas Wightman was servicing a hydraulic oil rig with three other people at just before 4 p.m. when steel pulleys and guidelines on top of the rig’s mast snapped, fell about 40 feet and hit him.

Wightman was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy will be performed at the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office in Rochester.

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Anonymous said…
Oh how awful! Sending prayers for the mans family and coworkers!

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