Man found hours after dying in oilfield accident

(Stephanie Bennett/CBS 7)
(Stephanie Bennett/CBS 7)(KOSA)
Published: May. 30, 2017 at 3:29 PM CDT
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A man was found dead in Midland County after dying hours earlier in an oilfield accident.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, a body was found at the area of County Road 170 and 1110 around 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.

At the scene deputies found a man in his 20's, identified as Paul Stuart.

An investigation of the scene revealed that Stuart had been working alone on a spool of cable on a drilling rig when he was pulled into a winch.

Midland County officials say their investigation into the death is complete. OSHA is currently investigating the death.