According to Yoakum County Sheriff Donald Corzine, the two men were working at a Norton Energy Drilling site outside Denver City on Wednesday when they were involved in in a mechanical accident. Details were sparse, but Corzine did state that weather may have been a factor in the incident.
One of the workers was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died shortly after receiving medical attention.
The accident remains under investigation, and the identities of the victims have not been released.
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):