2 Killed in Oil Rig Accident Near Elk City
ELK CITY, Oklahoma -- An oil rig accident involving a crane has killed two Vici men who worked for an Oklahoma City-based company.
Kathy Willingham, the human resources director for Cactus Drilling Co., says Randy Baumann died at the scene of the accident in Elk City about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Willingham says Chris Albert was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital but died Tuesday night.
She says the accident occurred at the company's service yard while the men were working on a rig.
She says a beam was released from a crane while work was being done on the rig. Beckham County Undersheriff Mike Bagzis says it appeared the beam fell on the men.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.