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1 killed in Midland Co. oilfield accident

(Source: KWES) (Source: KWES)
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

An oilfield accident in Midland County turned deadly.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office says one man died in the accident, which happened Monday morning at 3:30 a.m. It happened close to the 7000 block of East County Road 170. 

The man is identified as Paul Stuart from Midland.

We're told he was stringing cable for a drill rig and got hung up on a winch on the back of a truck.

Other workers discovered him.

Officials said it is being considered an accident.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken over the investigation.

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