Harlingen man killed in West Texas oil well explosion
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:35:29 GMT —
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.