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Man Falls Off Oil Rig in Upton County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY - An oil field worker is recovering after taking a fall off of an oil rig.

It happened Monday morning a little before 3:30 in Upton County, near FM 1787 and FM 1788.

Not a lot of information is available right now, but here's what we know.

The unidentified man fell about 30 feet.

Air-Evac out of Big Spring flew him from the work site to the hospital with reports of broken ribs and facial fractures.

There is no word on his condition.

Exactly how he fell is under investigation.

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