An accident at a Mitchell County, Texas oilfield killed two workers and injured one Wednesday afternoon.

Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs told local news channel KTXS12 that the crew was moving a pumpjack to a new location when a cable from the winch truck hit a power line.

Two of the workers were electrocuted and died on the site.

A third worker was critically injured and taken to a nearby hospital in Colorado City before being flown to a hospital in the city of Lubbock.

The accident happened at a field eight miles northwest of Westbrook.

The men were working with a crew from Midland, Texas.

The names of the victims and the company they worked for have not been released.

OSHA will investigate the accident.


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