Odessa Man Killed in Oil Rig Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man is dead after an oil field accident in Ward county. It happened Monday afternoon about 14 miles east of Barstow.

According the Ward County Sheriff, Raul Navarez was working on an oil rig when a valve broke. The pressure pushed Navarez across the platform floor and he fell off the rig.

He was flown to Medical Center Hospital where he died. No one else was hurt. OSHA is investigating the accident.