The man, identified as Alejandro Garcia Perez, was working with a roustabout crew for local outfit Patron Services in Eddy County, New Mexico, when the accident occurred in the town of Lovington.
The crew was building a pumpjack at a well site operated by Lime Rock Resources, a representative of Patron told Upstream.
As the crew was moving parts to assemble the pumpjack, the hoist made contact with overhead electrical wires. Garcia Perez suffered injures to his head and was pronounced dead by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, according to the Eddy County Sheriff’s office.
The Patron representative said the company was devastated by the incident.
“It’s just been horrible,” she said.
The Sheriff’s office was investigating the incident.
Eddy County is located in the Delaware sub-basin on the western side of the Permian basin.