Authorities Investigating Industrial Accident in Goldsmith

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GOLDSMITH - One man is recovering and authorities are investigating after an industrial accident on Saturday morning.

It happened at Reliant Transport in Goldsmith just around 11.

Ector County Deputies report 57-year-old Ray Hilario was injured after as he was transferring CO2 from a tank.

Apparently an ice ball in the hose forced him to stop working, but when he tried to see what was wrong, the force from the ice ball hit him, causing lacerations in the left eye.

Hilario also was hurt in his chest.

He was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

From here, OSHA will take over the investigation to make sure all procedures were followed properly.