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Missouri Man Killed in Altus Industrial Accident Identified

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ALTUS, Okla_ An industrial accident in Altus has claimed the life of a Missouri man.

He has been identified as 57-year-old Mark Rooney of Springfield.

Altus police responded to the accident Tuesday afternoon shortly before 3:00 pm at the Planters Co-Op. The man, who was working at the site, was found by a co-worker.

The victim had been working inside the lift basket for most of the day. They had moved the lift to another location on the property. The victim was found a short time later pinned between an I-beam, while still in the lift basket. The victim was pronounced dead at that scene.

His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.


OSHA was set to arrive on Wednesday to begin their investigation.

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