April 10, 2004
Aztec Man Killed in Iraq
The Associated Press
AZTEC A Halliburton employee from Aztec has been killed while working in Iraq.
The family of 40-year-old Tim Smith told KOB-TV that he was killed Thursday while driving a truck for the company.
A Halliburton spokeswoman, reached by telephone Friday night, released a statement on the death of a truck driver in response to question's about Smith's death.
Cathy Gist confirmed the death of a truck driver for the company's Kellog, Brown & Root engineering and construction group. She would not confirm his name or details of the incident.
"We grieve for the loss of our co-worker," Gist said in a written statement. "Halliburton extends its sincere condolences to the family of this employee."
Gist said the driver was working for a project team supporting the U.S. Army Material Command LOGCAP III Project.
KBR designs and builds liquified natural gas plants, refining and processing plants and production facilities and pipelines. KBR's non-energy business does engineering and construction for governments and civil infrastructure customers.
"Civilian contractors work side-by-side with the military and the Iraqi people," Gist said. "Our work is difficult and in a dangerous environment."
Efforts to reach Smith's family were not immediately successful.