Two Workers Injured After Oil Derrick Collapses in Martin County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - New details on an oil rig accident in Martin County on Monday night.

Martin County Sheriff's Officials tell NewsWest 9, the oil rig is owned by Robinson Drilling based out of Big Spring.

A safety director for the company says a drill bit was stuck in the rig and the crew was working on getting it loose.

While they were trying to fix the problem, the derrick collapsed, sending two workers to the hospital.

The two workers are expected to be fine, one had a broken arm and the other had minor cuts and bruises.

The investigation is ongoing as the sheriff's department waits for a report from Robinson drilling.

It's still unclear if OSHA will look into the accident.

The rig is about seven miles north of Midland on Highway 349.