CALUMET — One man died and another was hospitalized Sunday after they were crushed by a pumpjack during an apparent burglary attempt at an oil well site, authorities said.
Michael Paul Cradduck, 22, died Sunday afternoon at OU Medical Center, Canadian County Sheriff Randall Edwards said. Steven Ray Cavenee, 30, was in surgery late Sunday, Edwards said. His condition was not known. Both men are from El Reno.
Edwards said they were looking for a third person who may be driving a blue sport utility vehicle.
About 1 p.m., a property owner near 122nd Street NW and Heaston Road, about two miles east of Calumet, called sheriff's deputies about a man who was bloodied and yelling for help.
When deputies arrived, they found Cavenee about 300 yards away from the pumpjack. He had crawled to the county road, Edwards said. They then found Cradduck seriously injured at the well pump. Cavenee told deputies that he and Cradduck were oil field employees, but deputies found items thought to be stolen during a burglary of a nearby barn at the pump site.
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