Industrial Accident in Midland County Turns Fatal, Identities Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - An industrial accident in Midland County has taken a tragic turn.

Hospital officials tell NewsWest 9 that 53-year-old Amelia Marquez was pronounced dead at Midland Memorial Hospital after being electrocuted in the accident.

Officials tell NewsWest 9 the accident happened around 1:30 today on County Road 1255, between Business 20 and Interstate 20.  

The workers were pushing metal scaffolding two stories high made contact with a power wire located behind the buildings that they were constructing.

The two men injured 18-year-old Edward Marquez and 39-year-old Adan Vargas were airlifted to the Burn Center in Lubbock.  Both men suffered severe burns.

The three workers were working for a sub-contractor to construct metal buildings in the area.