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West Texas Man Dies In Second Fatal Oilfield-Related Accident In A Week

June 24th, 2013

West Texas authorities say another man has died in the second fatal oilfield-related accident in a week.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office says Earthco employees were working Thursday on a large heater tank used to prepare oil for transport when it rolled onto a man.

The 59-year-old man was pinned against another piece of equipment. Juan Manual Estrada-Duarte of Big Spring was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Earthco is based in Big Spring.

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