Lovington Man Killed in Oilfield Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

JAL, N.M. - A Lovington man died in an oilfield accident in Jal, New Mexico on Thursday.

Witnesses say 42-year-old Mario Perez fell from the floor of a pulling unit about 10 feet above the ground and hit his head on a casing riser valve.

The accident happened about nine miles south of the intersection at County Road two and State Road 128.

Deputies say there was no evidence of foul play.