Doyon Drilling Inc. has named the worker who was killed Monday morning in an accident on Spy Island, a man-made island in the Beaufort Sea about 25 miles from Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope.
Company officials say David James, a shareholder in DDI parent corporation Doyon, Limited, was a roustabout pusher on Spy Island's Rig 15. James, 56, was originally from Fort Yukon.
In a statement Monday, DDI parent corporation Doyon, Limited said the employee’s name was being withheld pending notification of family members.
“The Doyon board, senior management and staff, as well as the staff of DDI, extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this individual,” officials wrote.
Officials with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were headed to Spy Island Monday to investigate the accident.
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