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Man dies after falling from gas rig platform

CROWLEY -- A 27-year-old Bangs man died Saturday after falling from a gas rig.

The incident occurred in the 3300 block of St. Francis Village Road near Old Granbury Road, in an unincorporated area of Tarrant County.

Jason Trichel fell at about 6:20 p.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

Trichel was flown to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, where he died about an hour later.

The medical examiner's office reported that he died from severe head injuries.

Tarrant County sheriff's spokesman Terry Grisham said it is unclear how or why he fell, but it appears accidental.

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