Explosives fall from truck on Turner Turnpike

Friday, December 7th 2007, 6:31 pm
By: News 9


A metro company is rethinking safety procedures after losing more than three-dozen explosives on the Turner Turnpike.

The explosives were being transported from Oklahoma City to Sapulpa on Dec. 3 when they fell onto the turnpike east of Wellston.

A turnpike worker found the charges minutes after they were lost and brought them to a hangar at a truck stop where they sat overnight.

The charges are used to get oil and gas out of wells.

The explosives were owned by Superior Well Services. Company officials said the blasting caps were not attached so there was no danger of them exploding. But the company is working to prevent this from happening again.

"We'll put stops on the back so it can't slide out so we've got that in place right now," said Robin Kidd of Superior Well Services. "We're in contact with our safety department back east so we're in the process of doing that probably today."

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms both are investigating the incident.