MARIETTA, Okla. (KXII) - A Red River Valley Rural Electric Association worker was killed in an accident Thursday afternoon in Love County, Oklahoma.
The company says employee Ronald Moore, 45, died around 1 p.m. in near the intersection of Highways 32 and 96 in western Love County.
Manager and CEO Brent Hartin said Moore was killed after coming in contact with an energized power line while working to maintain electric infrastructure
“Working as a lineman can be extremely dangerous,” Hartin said in a statement. “Today that danger became all too real. This is a very sad time for the Co-op and we’re asking everyone to pray for the victim and his family.”
An investigation has been launched to determine what led to the accident.
Hartin said Moore had 14 years of service with REA.