Man electrocuted while working on Ector County well

Man electrocuted while working on Ector County well

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A 48-year-old man was electrocuted Monday afternoon in the 2500 block of N Torrance Avenue while working on a water well, authorities said.

Ector County Sheriff's deputies responded around 4:45 p.m. and found the victim, later identified as Tom Sawyer, lying face down on the ground, according to Sgt. Gary Duesler.

Sawyer was unresponsive and pronounced dead.

Authorities said he and a friend had been attempting to lower a piece of pipe into the well with a winch truck.

Sawyer was reportedly electrocuted when the metal tip of the pipe came into contact with overhead power lines.

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