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Electra Man Killed In Oil Rig Accident

We have information on an oil drilling rig accident in Jackson County, Oklahoma that killed a man. The accident happened around 1:15 Thursday afternoon at Big Giant Drilling, just north of El Dorado. Authorities say Cecil Haley of Electra died in that accident. Workers and police could only stand by, shocked and still unclear as to what exactly happened.

Sheriff Roger LeVick of Jackson County Oklahoma says, "This is a dangerous business, it's a terrible accident. This kind of thing happens in this industry and it's terrible."

Authorities say somehow the pressure of the pipes Haley was working on caused some of the supporting equipment called fingers, to bend. That sent one of the huge pipes back toward Haley. Officials say it looks like he was killed by the impact.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration along with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the accident.

Cecil Haley was wearing his safety harness and helmet. He was following proper safety procedures.

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