Two Men Fall to Their Death While Inspecting Power Lines in Martin County

Two Men Fall to Their Death While Inspecting Power Lines in Martin County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - Two workers were killed in an accident in Martin County.

Officials were called out to the accident around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

We're told by Federal Aviation Administration officials that the accident occurred about 36 miles northeast of Midland in Martin County.

According to officials, there were two workers that were suspended by cables from a helicopter, they hit a power line and the cables snapped.

We're told that the workers were inspecting power lines when the cables snapped. Officials say the men fell 200 feet.

The helicopter, owned by Haverfield Aviation, landed safely after the accident.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office, along with OSHA and the FAA are investigating the accident.

The names of the workers have not yet been released.

Tonight on NewsWest at 10 p.m., NewsWest 9's Devin Sanchez speaks with Martin County Sheriff John Woodward about the accident.