“Industrial accident” leaves one person dead

On September 20th, 2022, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an “industrial accident” at an oil well site near Liberty and Baker Roads. The accident resulted in a fatality.

According to authorities, the accident occurred around 3:30 pm. The victim was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview and was later pronounced deceased.

Following the sheriff’s investigator’s interviews, examining the body, and reviewing the evidence, the death has been ruled accidental.

HCSO has contacted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who will proceed with an administrative investigation, which is standard with these types of accidents.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family after suffering the loss of their loved one,” said Sheriff B.J. Fletcher.

At the employer’s request, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the deceased’s name.

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