CALGARY, Alberta – Darden Pincotte, Chief Executive Officer and primary share holder of CanaMurican Resources was flown to Edmonton University Hospital after being violently assaulted on a drilling location in northern Alberta.
The oil magnate was participating in a reality television show similar to Undercover Boss, when the staff on location apparently turned on him and left him clinging to his pride as he was whisked away by a security team from Calgary.
We were called to retrieve Mr. Pincotte from a very tense situation. While it appears the assault was largely verbal and emotional, Mr. Pincotte did suffer scratches and bruises from his work tour on Endine Drilling 12D. He is currently being treated for psychological trauma and it is not known at this time if he will fully recover. – Dr. Madrents, Mr. Pincotte’s personal physician
The show was being filmed by hidden camera and the staff on location had no idea what was occurring. In the run of the mill show, Pincotte was to get hired as a new trainee and see first hand how the conditions were out at the location that made him his millions.
While the staff insists they treated him as they did every new hire, film footage has been sent to the courts for a decision if the treatment was really that bad, or if Pincotte was simply a soft hearted simpleton with a soft boiled egg for an ego, like so many of the industry’s leaders.
We didn’t beat him or nothin’. We treated him like everyone else. Hey Worm, go get that bag of Calcarb, bring me a logging stick, go find the key to the vee door. Get my coffee, scrub that floor, paint that rail. Nothin’ out of the ordinary. If he can’t handle it he has no business running an oil company. – Darssee Johnstown, Driller Endine 12D
Management at Endine Drilling was hesitant to comment, but largely sided with its staff. Claiming the industry needs hard workers with a thick skin to endure the rigorous work and demanding schedule. While they do not endorse the abuse Pincotte reportedly endured, it is obvious that he was simply not cut out for the job he was pretending to do.
The oil and gas industry is a tough business. There is no room for soft, liberal, lovey dove smoochy woochie huggy buggy people out there, or in the office for that matter. We get a plan and get it done. Simple. If these office types are too soft for the field then maybe they need to reconsider their jobs and move back to Toronto and practice real estate law or book keeping for pet salons. – Randy Broadiron, CADOCA Representative, Calgary