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Man falls from drilling rig in Baton Rouge

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First responders were dispatched to a fall of an oil worker at an operation in a field off Nicholson Drive Friday, WBRZ reports. 

Preliminary information available reports the worker was working on a drilling rig of some sort and fell about 30 feet then became trapped in an area of the rig that was still off the ground, the station reports. He was critically injured. 

The rig was set up in property on the east side of Nicholson south of Tigerland, the station reports. 

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