NEW INFORMATION: Victims Identified from Deadly Oil Rig Blow Out 4/6/13
CBS 7 News
April 6, 2013
Ward Co – We have new information on an oil rig accident that killed two men.
Juan Rios was pronounced dead at the scene and Olegario Rios was airlifted to the hospital where he later died.
Two other men, Roman Galindo and Jose Cruz, were airlifted to the burn unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
The Ward County Sheriff's Office tells CBS 7 that around 9 a.m. Friday morning they received a call about the blowout east of Barstow on an Anadarko Petroleum lease.
Officials on the scene determined that a pulling unit belonging to Basic Energy Services was in the process of rigging up on an Anadarko Well when the well blew out. The explosion blew the crew off the well head.