Accident on well site in Kermit critically injures one

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A freak accident on a well site near Kermit leaves a worker in critical condition.

According to the Loving County Sheriff's Office, they received a call around 10-30 on an accident on J-M Cattle Company Road.

They arrived along with Kermit paramedics, to find the worker identified as Mike Neves, suffering from serious head injuries.

Neves, a Chesapeake Energy Employee was releasing pressure off an oil field line when some of the piping came loose and hit him in the head.

Neves was transported to Medical Center Hospital by CareStar.

He was in surgery for several hours, and is now in I-C-U.