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Odessa Man Killed in New Mexico Accident

An industrial accident Thursday killed an Odessa man.
LOCO HILLS, NM (Big 2 News) -- An industrial accident Thursday killed an Odessa man.

Authorities say Raul Ortiz was killed in the accident outside of Artesia, New Mexico.

Here's the full report from Eddy County officials:

Sheriff Scott London reports that on May 1, 2014 at 3:40 pm Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of an industrial incident at Barnaval Draw & Lovington Hwy. East of Artesia, New Mexico. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a Floor Hand employed by Production Services of Odessa Texas had been injured. Witnesses at the scene stated, while working on a pulling unit, a metal deck being held by a cable snapped in two landing on the victim. The victim was identified as Raul Olague Ortiz age: 45 of Odessa Texas, whom did suffer fatal injuries. Victim is being sent to the Office of the Medical Investigators in Albuquerque New Mexico to determine cause and manner of death. Next of kin has been notified.
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