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Explosion kills oil field worker in southeastern New Mexico

HOBBS, N.M. — An explosion at an oil field site in southeastern New Mexico has killed one worker and injured another.

Authorities say preliminary information indicated the explosion occurred Wednesday in southern Lea County while the workers were loading material into a pipe being installed into a drilling pipe.

The county Sheriff’s Department said the victims were struck by metal debris from the blast.

The office said cause of the explosion is under investigation.

There was no fire following the blast.

Related: 3 killed in oil field accident in Upton County

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