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Harlingen man killed in West Texas oil well explosion

A Harlingen man is dead after being killed in a Tuesday afternoon oil well explosion just southeast of Midland.

It all happened at an oil drilling site off County Road 125 about 11 miles southwest of Garden City around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

KWES-TV reported that 51-year-old Harlingen native Noe Cabriales died in the accident.

According to KWES-TV, Cabriales was fracking a well at a site belonging to Great White Pressure Pump when a high pressure line exploded.

Cabriales was also a veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The Odessa-based TV station reported that the Glasscock County Sheriff TMs Office and OHSA are investigating the accident.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.

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