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Two Men Continuing to Recover After Fatal Well Blowout in Ward County

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NewsWest 9

Two men who were hurt in an oilfield blast are still recovering in a Lubbock hospital and we've learned one of them made a big improvement over the weekend.

Hospital officials in Lubbock say Roman Galindo has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.

On Saturday, he was listed as critical in the burn unit.

Another worker, Jose Cruz, is still in serious condition.

The men were hurt after a well blew out on a rig site, north of Barstow.

That explosion blew the crew off of the well head. 

Two other men, Juan Rios and Olegario Rios, died in the accident.

Another man was also treated for gas inhalation.

OSHA officials are investigating.

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