Acadia

Feb 20, 2014 12:44 PM by Ian Auzenne

Oilfied worker dies after accident

The man involved in an oilfield accident Tuesday afternoon has died.

Acadia Parish sheriff's deputies say 19-year-old Taylor Morvant succumbed to his injuries at a Lafayette hospital.

Deputies say Morvant and another worker were pumping crude from a vacuum truck to a tank at a site on Wildcat Loop when a hatch blew open, hitting Morvant in the chest and face.

Deputies have ruled the death as an accident.

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