Current Argus: Loving County sheriff’s official says El Paso man killed in oilfield explosion

Current Argus: Loving County sheriff's official says El Paso man killed in oilfield explosion

By Jessica Onsurez, Jon Smith

Two men are dead after a pressure explosion at a drill site in Orla, Texas early Wednesday morning. The Loving County Sheriff’s Department identified Amos Ortega, 46 of Artesia, as one of the victims. The second victim has not yet been identified but law enforcement officials say he is from El Paso.

Nine others were injured in the accident but suffered only minor cuts, lacerations and bruising from shrapnel pushed into the air by the explosion. They were examined at the scene by medical personnel but refused transportation to a local hospital. Sheriff Deputy Chris Busse said there were up to 15 people on site at the time of the explosion.

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