AMES, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say an oil rig collapse in
northwestern Oklahoma has killed a Liberal man and injured another.
Emergency officials responded to the accident about a half-mile
east of Ames about 7:35 a.m. Saturday. Major County Sheriff's
Deputy Nick Holdeman says 31-year-old Gabriel Ovalle Tellez of
Liberal, Kan., died.
Holdeman says David Gonzalez of Hugoton, Kan., suffered broken
leg and other injuries. Gonzalez was taken to an Enid hospital.
Holdeman says members of the Tomcat Drilling crew told
authorities the rig collapsed a little after 6 a.m. He says the
Oklahoma Occupational and Safety Health Administration will
investigate the collapse.
Tomcat Drilling is based in Wichita, Kan.