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Name Released of Doyon Drilling Employee in North Slope Incident

Fairbanks, Alaska – The Doyon Drilling, Inc. (DDI) employee who died in an incident on the North Slope earlier today was David James. His name was previously withheld pending notification of his family.

Mr. James, 56, was a Doyon, Limited shareholder originally from Fort Yukon, Alaska. He was a roustabout pusher on Rig 15 and was working on Spy Island at the time of the incident.

The Doyon board, senior management and staff, as well as the staff of DDI, extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. James.

Doyon is currently undertaking a complete and thorough investigation. The incident has also been reported to all appropriate agencies, and Doyon is fully cooperating with all ongoing investigations. Additional details will be released as information becomes available.

Doyon and DDI have a deep and ongoing commitment to the safety of all of employees and operations.

“It has been, and always will be, Doyon Drilling’s top priority to send all of our employees home safely,” said DDI General Manager Ron Wilson.

 

earlier release April 9, 2012

North Slope Incident Results in Employee Death

Fairbanks, Alaska – It is with deep regret that Doyon, Limited reports that an incident occurred on the North Slope this morning that resulted in the death of a Doyon Drilling, Inc. (DDI) employee. The employee’s name is being withheld pending notification of the family.

The Doyon board, senior management and staff, as well as the staff of DDI, extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this individual.

The incident is under investigation; additional details will be released as information becomes available.

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