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2 fatally electrocuted in West Texas oilfield

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WESTBROOK, Texas (AP) — Two men are dead and one is hospitalized in critical condition after they were electrocuted while moving an oil well pumping jack in West Texas.

The accident happened around midday Wednesday near the town of Westbrook, about 80 miles northeast of Midland. Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Coombs says a cable from the truck the workers were using touched a power line.

No identities have been released.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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