Identity of Man Killed in Industrial Accident Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - We now know the name of the man killed on Wednesday in an industrial accident on the west side of Odessa.  

48 year-old Nelson Ty Van Zandt was killed on Wednesday morning at S-M-C Incorporated on Kermit Highway.  

A company official tells NewsWest 9, Van Zandt was an experienced worker and his clothing may have gotten caught in some machinery.       

According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, he was dead by the time emergency crews arrived on the scene.