One dead after fall at GRDA plant

by: Naomi Keitt Updated:

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Near CHOUTEAU, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • GRDA officials confirm to FOX23 that one man died in an accident at Grand River Energy Center near Chouteau. 
  • Crews are at the scene trying to extricate that man after they say he fell.
  • Officials said that the man is a contract worker, not  GRDA personnel. 

A man died Sunday while working at the Grand River Dam Authority Plant in Chouteau.

Officials said the man was a contracted worker at the plant and not a GRDA employee. He was working in the Coal-Fired Complex where he fell anywhere from 25-40 feet. 

“It’s a tragic accident we’ve experienced this afternoon,” said Justin Alberty with GRDA.

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The accident happened around 1 p.m.

GRDA and contract officials on site will continue their investigation Monday into what caused the man to fall. A formal investigation is expected to take several days. 

FOX23 Naomi Keitt is in contact with the GRDA getting the latest from that investigation.

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