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Man Killed in Barge Accident

4 years ago March 09, 2011 Mar 9, 2011 Wednesday, March 09 2011 Wednesday, March 09, 2011 9:22:33 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

IBERVILLE PARISH- A man is dead after he was crushed on a barge in Iberville Parish.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department can now confirm the identity of that man as Skye Sonnier, 30, of New Iberia.

Deputies say a derrick shifted and toppled over.

Most of the men were able to run to safety, but Sonnier got stuck between the barge and a tank.

Sheriff's deputies responded with their water rescue equipment.

Deputies say there was no spill reported from the rig accident.

The barge is owned by a company in Morgan City.

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