Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) reported Thursday afternoon the death of a worker after the carrier boat Mara-50 sank. Bad weather caused the boat to collide with the well LL-118.
The incident occurred during a shift change as nine workers were being sent to the UP facilities--seven of the passengers were PDVSA employees.
The deceased, Nilson Bracho, was 54 years old and worked as a Gas Compression Manager at the PDVSA Gas Branch West.
The survivors were rushed to the PDVSA clinic in Langunillas and were later discharged.
PDVSA, through the Executive Director of the West and the West Branch PDVSA Gas, mourns this regrettable death and extends the company's support to the family, as reported in the company's press statement.
The company added it has created a committee to investigate the causes of the accident.
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