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Texas: 2 workers killed in fall when cable snaps


ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Two workers have fallen to their deaths in West Texas when a cable suspending them from a helicopter hit a power line they were inspecting.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the helicopter was able to land safely.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened Monday morning about 70 miles east of Odessa. Investigators say the cable appeared to snap when it struck the power line.

The names of the workers have not been released.


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