PRESTON, Okla. – Authorities say a man has been killed in an oilfield accident in eastern Oklahoma.
The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that 35-year-old Robert Allen of Cushing died after the oilfield pulling unit he was on collapsed near Preston, about 90 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Sheriff’s investigator Duston Todd said in a news release that Allen was on a tower of the pulling unit owned by Rick’s Well Service when it fell on Thursday.
Pulling units are typically used to make repairs to working oil wells.
A spokesman for the company did not immediately return a phone call for comment.
The sheriff’s office said the company is working with federal investigators to determine the cause of the accident.