HENNESSEY, Okla. — A work-related death in Kingfisher County is under investigation.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a Ranger Oilfield Services Corp. of Hennessey employee at Red Hawk disposal facility.
After receiving a report around 6:30 p.m. April 28, 2018, OSHA responded and opened an investigation. Under regulation, companies have eight hours to report a work-related death, OSHA Area Director David Bates said.
"We were back up there this week," he said. "We will conduct an investigation to determine the causal factors, in an effort to try to prevent it from happening again. We have a six-month statute of limitations. We have six months to complete the investigation and issue any citations if we find any violations of our codes or the OSHA act."
OSHA is not releasing any further details at this time.
According to an obituary, 52-year-old Dennis Stone, an employee of Ranger Oilfield Services Corp. of Hennessey, died in Hennessey on April 28.
Ranger Oilfield Services Corp. of Hennessey did not respond to a message seeking comment.