Workers survive H2S accident at rig in Reeves County

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REEVES COUNTY -- Several oilfield workers were taken to the hospital after a hydrogen sulfide pocket was hit on Friday.

According to the Reeves County Sheriff's Office, one of their deputies responded to a report of an oilfield accident on County Road 103 south of Coyanosa at 11:30 a.m.

When the deputy arrived on scene at the oil rig they found that an H2S pocket had been hit.

Two people were immediately exposed but were pulled away to safety by their coworkers.

A total of four of the workers were taken to the hospital as a precaution, but only one was admitted.