Rising Star Man Dead From Oilfield Accident in Tom Green County

Published 07/05 2014 07:15PM

Updated 07/05 2014 08:48PM

A Rising Star man is dead following an oilfield-related accident in Tom Green County early Thursday afternoon.

According to our sister station ConchoValleyHomepage.com, 34-year-old Roy Michael Jaynes fell nearly 60 feet off an oil derrick near Turner Pit off North Burma Road.

Local media reports say that the Tom Green County Sheriff's Department believes it may have been a harness issue. The Justice of the Peace pronounced Jaynes dead at the scene.

A man who reports to a be family friend tells us they are waiting to receive his body from Lubbock for autopsy results.

The sheriff's department is investigating the death.


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