Sophie Ryan is online editor for the Business Herald

Death on drilling rig due to natural causes

The drilling site at Tikorangi. File photo / Paul Charman
The drilling site at Tikorangi. File photo / Paul Charman

The death of a man on an oil rig in Taranaki on Sunday was due to natural causes, his family has said.

Todd Energy chief executive Paul Moore said in a statement today that he was told by family that Rotorua man Nicholas Teague died of natural causes.

Mr Teague was an employee of MB Century Ltd, the contracted operator of the Todd Energy drilling rig.

"The company's sympathies are with Mr Teague's family during this difficult time,'' Mr Moore said.

"MB Century is providing support to Mr Teague's family and Todd Energy will assist wherever it can.''

- APNZ

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf05 at 28 May 2017 14:27:36 Processing Time: 330ms