Man dies after oil rig collapses in NW Oklahoma

AMES, Okla. (AP) - Authorities sat an oil rig collapse in northwestern Oklahoma has killed a Kansas 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.


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