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UPDATE: Velma Man in Serious Condition After Oil Rig Accident

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STEPHENS CO., Okla_ The Velma oil rig worker who was injured yesterday, Mickey Pruitt, is in serious condition this afternoon at the OU Medical Center.

Pruitt was crushed by a platform while working at an oil well site in Stephens County. Sheriff Wayne McKinney said he was helping position a piece of equipment, when a cable of some sort failed and a huge piece of the rig crushed him. It took four men to lift the fallen platform off of Pruitt.

A woman who says she's Pruitt's daughter-in-law posted on our Facebook page, saying Pruitt is in ICU with multiple fractures to his ribs and spine.

OSHA was expected to be on site. We have put in calls to OSHA, as well as the owners of the rig, Jack Well Service, but have not heard back.

Read 7News Coverage of the original story here.


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