Authorities say a 61-year-old man was killed when a pulley on an oil well caught his clothing and pulled him into the machinery on which he was working.
Hamilton County Coroner Ron Ewald says that Lex B. Anderson died in Tuesday's accident southwest of Anderson's hometown of McLeansboro.
Sheriff Greg Brenner says a passer-by spotted Anderson and alerted authorities.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
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