OSHA investigates death of Kansas oil field worker

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GREAT BEND, Kan. — OSHA is now investigating the death of an oil field worker in central Kansas.

The 30-year-old man was found unresponsive on a hot day at a well site in Great Bend, Kansas this Tuesday.

He was an employee of Klima Well Service Inc.

The company was cited and fined $4,000 back in 2006 when a worker was electrocuted at an oil well near Ellinwood.

“Our condolences are with the worker’s family and friends who have suffered an irreplaceable loss”, said Judy Freeman in a press release, OSHA’s Area Director in Wichita.  “These incidents are preventable regardless of how long an employee works for a company.”

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