Identity of Man Killed in Eddy County Oilfield Accident Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - Eddy County authorities have released the name of a Hobbs man killed in an oil field accident last week.

31-year-old Marcileno Olivas died on Friday.

Authorities say pressure buildup caused a piece of well equipment to blow off.

Olivas and the rest of the crew were working on a well owned by Chesapeake Oil Company in Eddy County.