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11/28/04-Smith County

Gas Well Worker Killed

An East Texas man was killed Saturday after an accident at a natural gas well site near Troup.

It happened just before Midnight at a site off of CR 2163, just Northeast of Troup. Authorities say 31-year-old Carlos Campos, of Carthage, was working on a rig, drilling a natural gas well.

Campos was about 75 feet up when his safety harness became caught in the rig's elevator. The man was pulled off a platform and fell to his death. It's being considered an accident.

Authorities in Smith County say it's the second time this year a worker has been killed while working on a drilling rig.

Chris Gibson, reporting

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