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One Dead, Another Injured After Eastern Ohio Drilling Accident

Authorities say one man was killed and another was injured in a drilling accident in eastern Ohio. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said it happened Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton. The injured man, 21-year-old Alex Cox, told the sheriff that he and the other victim were using drilling equipment and hadn't hooked up a safety line designed to keep it from swinging around and striking workers. The dead man's name hasn't been released. Cox fell backward and suffered a severe laceration to the back of his head. Media reports said the rig is owned by R.E. Gas Development, a subsidiary of Rex Energy Corp. The investigation is continuing.