- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

DANBURY, Texas (AP) - A 43-year-old oil rig worker has been killed when a snatch block weighing about 1½ tons fell from the rig and hit the man.

The accident happened Tuesday in the Denbury Resources Oil Field near Danbury, about 40 miles south of Houston.

The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office says the dead man is 43-year-old Antonio Perez of El Campo, Texas, and was working for Pryor Packers Inc. of Laurel, Mississippi, when the accident happened.

Investigators are trying to find out what caused the block to fall from the rig

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