2 teenage boys injured in Kremlin grain elevator accident
Two people have been flown to an Oklahoma City hospital after a grain elevator accident in Kremlin, north of Enid.
KREMLIN — Two teenage boys injured at a grain elevator in Kremlin were taken by helicopter to an Oklahoma City hospital after an accident Thursday morning, a Garfield County sheriff's dispatcher said.
Tyler Zander, 17, and Bryce Gannon, 17, were in critical condition at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, said Scott Coppenbarger, OU Medical Center spokesman.
The victims were flown to OU Medical Center about 10:35 a.m., the dispatcher said. Friends said the two were working when Gannon got his leg stuck in the auger, and Zander tried to help him but slipped.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez said investigators will take six months to review the area, determine the cause and interview witnesses for a thorough report.
OSHA records show the company has no prior
Gannon is a varsity football player at Kremlin-Hillsdale High School. His grandmother said at the hospital that he was looking forward to the upcoming season.
Zander is a basketball player at Chisholm High School in Enid. His friend Cameron Parker, 18, said he's known him since elementary school.
“To me, he was like a brother. He is always very king and loving,” Parker said. “He is an all around great guy and person. He is very loyal to his friends.”
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