Worker dies in Calera construction site accident

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

CALERA, OK -- An accident at a Calera construction site Wednesday morning has left one worker dead.

The accident happened around 10:30 Wednesday morning at a wastewater treatment facility still under construction. Police say they received a call about an unconscious worker at the job site.

According to other workers, Ricky Drawbaugh, 41, was clearing debris in a trench when they noticed he had fallen over into the water in the trench. When officers arrived, workers had taken the victim to flat land and were performing CPR. Drawbaugh was later pronounced dead.

Assistant chief T.J. White says workers will not be allowed on the job site for now.

The death of a construction worker in Calera is now being handled by the medical examiner. The medical examiner will now decide if an autopsy is necessary. If so, Drawbaugh's body will be taken to Oklahoma City.

At this time, police say Drawbaugh's death appears to be an accident.

Drawbaugh was a native of Ravia, Oklahoma.

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