Worker rushed to hospital following oil field accident

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 3:35 PM CST
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ELECTRA, Texas (KAUZ) - Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office have announced that an oilfield worker was rushed to the hospital, on Thursday after an accident near Electra.

Deputy Melvin Joyner said a piece of equipment came loose from about 30 feet up on the oil rig.

The equipment went into the worker’s left shoulder and came out above his hip.

That worker was rushed to United Regional Hospital Health Care System and was immediately taken into surgery.

According to a Facebook update from the worker’s wife, he has already begun the recovery process and was even able to take a few steps this morning.