Industrial Accident Leaves One Dead

<p>Michele Spring Reporting:

(Tuesday, August 07, 2018) Oxford Township, Ohio – The Coshocton County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a man working on an oil rig in Oxford Township.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call just after 6:00 pm Monday that a man had started stumbling after he had walked behind an oil rig.

Sheriff Orvis Campbell said witnesses stated the victim was possibly hit by a wrench.

“It appears to have been some sort of accident while working on the rig. Initial information that came in from the call indicated that the subjects who were working with him did not actually see him the exact moment he got hit but that he had staggered back toward them with the injuries.”

The 911 caller stated the victim was bleeding from the head prompting squad service immediately.

“As the ambulance got there, we prepared for the potential use of MedFlight as they thought it was a significant injury but the ambulance ended up responding and just delivering the patient to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.”

Once the victim arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

The Sheriff’s Office has reported the incident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as this investigation continues.

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