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Names of 2 killed in West Texas oil field accident released

WESTBROOK, Texas - The Mitchell County Sheriff's Department has released the names of the two men killed and one injured while removing a pump jack on Wednesday.

According to Sheriff Patrick Toombs, Laban Michael Robokoff, 24, and Harvey Ray McKinney, 35, both died after a cable from the winch truck came in contact with a power line.

Harvey's brother, 32-year-old Steven Ray McKinney, was injured. He was flown to a Lubbock hospital. Toombs said he is improving and will "probably be released this week."

The men worked for Midland-based Rayco Pumping Unit Service.

Below is the previous story:

An oil field accident in northern Mitchell County killed two men and sent a third to a Lubbock hospital.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon eight miles northwest of Westbrook.

Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs said a crew was moving a pump jack to a new location when a cable from the winch truck hit a power line.

Two men were electrocuted. A third worker was critically injured and taken to the hospital in Colorado City before being flown to a Lubbock hospital.

The men were working with a crew out of Midland. Their names weren't provided pending notification of family.

OSHA will be investigating the accident.


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