Texas man dies after accident on oil rig in Louisiana

Texas man dies after accident on oil rig in Louisiana
Jason Eric Leal (Source: Family)

ST. HELENA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Investigators with the St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office say Jason Eric Leal, 39, died due to injuries sustained on an oil rig located at 7055 Highway 449 in St. Helena Parish on Friday, May 31.

Leal, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was on the rig at the same time that an “accident” happened, deputies say. Investigators did not immediately provide details about the nature of the accident.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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