El Reno man dead after accident at Fairview oil rig

Posted on Saturday, July 9th, 2022 at 10:13 pm    

FAIRVIEW, OK (MAJOR COUNTY) – A worker died as a result of an accident at an oil rig near Fairview on Thursday morning, according to information from News 9.

The incident happened at an oil field owned by Stride Energy, LLC, at around 9 a.m., when Orco Energy, LLC employee Jerry Pollard got caught in a cable winch drum.

Pollard, a resident of El Reno, was then pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office and OSHA Oklahoma City.

Stride Energy is suspending operations of the oil well in response to the accident.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma City workplace accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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