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Oil worker in critical condition at UMC after rig accident

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – An oil worker based out of Odessa was in critical condition Thursday at University Medical Center in Lubbock. 

Zach Fitzilliam, 34, was struck on the head Wednesday morning when a piece of metal fell from approximately 30 feet above him.  Gaines County officials say he was wearing a hard hat.  Fitzwilliam was then airlifted to UMC. 

The oil rig site is five miles south of County Road 314 and West of County Road 341.

(Kera Eady contributed to this report.)

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