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Employee dies in accident at Redbud power plant in Luther

A plant mechanic at the Redbud power plant in Luther suffered a fatal injury Tuesday morning, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said.
by Paul Monies Modified: March 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm •  Published: March 20, 2012

An Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. employee died in an accident Tuesday morning at the Redbud power plant.

Gary Patterson, a plant mechanic, suffered a fatal injury, company officials said.

The company said the accident is being investigated, but no other details were given.

“While we are deeply shocked and saddened by Gary's death, our hearts and thoughts are particularly with his friends and family members who are suffering greatly at this moment,” Pete Delaney, OGE Energy chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement.

The 1,230-megawatt natural-gas fired Redbud plant is co-owned with the Grand River Dam Authority and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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