Oilfield Worker Seriously Injured In Drilling Accident

By Staff Report

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - It was a busy night for Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

Several people were flown there Friday night from Wink, including a man that was seriously hurt in a drilling accident in Winkler County.

Chief James Everett tells NewsWest 9 the oilfield worker was struck in the chest with tongs and was seriously hurt.

He was flown from Kermit to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

We're told the man worked for Nabors Drilling.