Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.: Announcement

    CALGARY, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - An accident with a forklift occurred today at
approximately 11 am in Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. yard at 7020 - 81 Street SE
involving one of Tarpon's employees. Our employee was assessed by our EMS
on-site attendant who provided immediate treatment and called STARS to the
scene. Our employee was flown to Foothills Hospital in serious condition, with
an injury to her lower body. We are following her condition closely and will
continue to do so.
    Tarpon is fully cooperating with the Calgary Police Service and
Occupational Health & Safety. Tarpon has launched an internal investigation
into the events leading up to and including the incident.
    We have arranged on-site counseling for all affected employees and are
continuing a detailed investigation into the accident.

    Tarpon is a leading supplier of products and services to the domestic and
international oil and gas, heavy oil, oil sands and mining industries. Tarpon
is committed to preserving a safe and healthy working environment, so events
of this nature are extremely concerning to all of us.

For further information:

For further information: Caroline Stewart, Director, HR& Communications,
Tarpon Energy Services Ltd., (403) 723-6676

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