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Worker dies in accident at Oklahoma worksite

Published: April 24, 2013
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ALTUS (AP) — Authorities say a worker has been killed in an industrial accident in Altus.

Lawton television station KSWO reports that the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at the Planters Cooperative site in Altus. Authorities say the man had been working inside of a lift basket when a co-worker discovered him dead.

Authorities say the worker was pinned by a beam while still in the lift basket. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The worker's name hasn't been released, pending notification of relatives.

Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will look into the accident.

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