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Part of oil rig falls on a worker, killing him near Houston

area of oil rig collapse (abc 13)
Posted at 6:29 AM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 07:29:33-04

HOUSTON (AP) — A man was killed Wednesday afternoon when part of an oil rig he was working on fell on him near Houston, officials said.

The incident happened in a remote area of the northeastern part of Harris County, 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Houston, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. The man was part of a crew working on the mobile rig when the back of the rig fell on him, killing him, he said.

Another man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury. No identities have been released, and no cause for the collapse has been determined.

Officials say the work crew comprised six to seven workers.

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