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New Mexico Man Killed in Industrial Accident

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Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR CARLSBAD, N.M. - A New Mexico man lost his life in an industrial accident on Monday.

We're told 23-year-old David Duran and his coworkers had just finished their work around 2:45 p.m. at an oil rig southeast of Carlsbad.

Duran had climbed onto the rig platform to get a chain when he lost his balance and fell 26 feet.

Medical officials say there were no obvious signs of injury but he never woke up after the fall.

Duran's employer, Wilbanks Trucking, has declined to comment on the accident.

Duran's body has been sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy.