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Martin County Sheriff's Office Investigating Deadly Industrial Accident, Victim's Name Released

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MARTIN COUNTY - A Midland man is dead after a deadly industrial accident in Martin County.

Officials responded to a call about a natural gas spill at the West Texas Gas Compressor Station on County Road 3200, just a few miles east of Highway 349, on Sunday night around 9 p.m.

When officials arrived on the scene, they had to wait for the gas to be turned off.

As they worked the accident, officials found 47-year-old Johnny Plasentillo dead at the scene.

The exact cause of the worker’s death is still under investigation.

OSHA officials will also be investigating the accident along with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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