Jacob "Jack" States killed in oil-rig incident in Blackwell, Oklahoma

Modified Date: 
Tue, 08/02/2022 - 3:37pm
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

1 killed in rig accident in Blackwell, officials say

According to authorities, one person was killed and one person was injured after an oil rig accident in Blackwell.

Blackwell oil rig accident kills one, injures another

The rig is on its side. Officials believe strong winds tipped it over. The rig pinned two men. Jacob State – known as Jack – didn’t make it out alive.

Servicing rig tips over near Blackwell killing 1 and injuring another; families seeking answers as potential lawsuit looms

Although an official lawsuit has not been filed, the families’ attorney, Sherman Reed, said one is “likely” after several investigations from several agencies to determine what happened and why.

People Involved: 
Jacob States