Family Reacts After Their Loved One Dies in Oilfield Accident

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It's only been a few days since Daniel Conn was killed in a tragic oil field accident, but the reality of losing their loved one is just sinking in for his family.

For Pamela Conn every photograph will now be a constant reminder of the love she shared with her husband. "He was a good husband. He was one of those husbands that if he was mad at me he would kiss me every morning no matter what," Pamela said.

Daniel Conn worked for Hollice-Clark Fabrication for about 20 years. He died on the job on Tuesday while steam cleaning a tanker. His wife, Pamela, says she had a feeling something was wrong. 

"There was about 10 seconds there that I knew something was wrong. I didn't know what or even who. Then of course they asked me if I knew Danny Conn; I knew immediately something happened," Pamela said..

Pamela adds it's going to be difficult for her to wake up every morning, knowing her husband won't be coming home, but her children are her motivation.

"Personal stregnth comes from the attention that I have to give them. That's what helps me deal with it. I've got to think about them; the kids," Pamela said.

"He told me that I was amazing and that I was very intelligent and he was proud of me. Those were the words I remember telling me that meant so much to me," Daughter, Michelle Conn, said.

Photographs and words of comfort are what gives the Conn family the strength to pick up the pieces and continue on with life.