DACOMA, Okla. — An oilfield incident left one dead and one injured Thursday morning in Woods County.
The fatality occurred Thursday in Woods County involving a petroleum work rig, confirmed Diana Patterson, a spokesperson with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The rig belongs to Midstates Petroleum Co., company spokesman Jason McGlynn said.
"Following the incident, the area was secured and a complete investigation of the incident is underway, but we do not have any further information at this time," McGlynn said Friday in an emailed statement to NewsOK. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals involved and their families."
The Woods County Sheriffs Office said they could not release names at this time.
The Alva Police Department said the closest intersection to the incident is County Road 470 and Craig Road. The call for the accident was received at 11:17 a.m., but the department did not released the identity of the individual nor the company involved.
Patterson would not release details of the incident, including who was involved or the location, simply stating the incident is under investigation. The Woods County Sheriff's Office also said the incident is under investigation but would not provide more details.
Last Tuesday, Charles Dobbs, a Midstates Petroleum consultant, and Wayne Loebig, of Felderhoff Drilling Company, were injured when they were struck by a pipe, according to an incident report from the Woods County Sheriff’s Office.
That incident happened at Felderhoff Rig 24 on County Road 470, about half a mile south of Garvin Road, between Alva and Dacoma.
Undersheriff Keith Dale said the pipe struck both men on their heads and one was medi-flighted from the scene, while the other was medi-flighted from a hospital in Alva.
The Woods County Sherrif's Office would not comment on Dobbs or Loerbig's condition, stating the situation was still under investigation.