|Updated: 1/24 9:59 am
||Published: 1/24 5:10 am
Authorities were on the scene of an accident at Paragon Industries in Sapulpa early Friday morning.
Troopers have identified the deceased as William Hunter Miller, 20, of Jenks. Troopers said the incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. at 3378 W. State Highway 117.
According to OHP, Justin Simmons, 21, of Bixby was driving a forklift on his way to pickup some pipe when Miller tried to jump onto the forklift when but slipped and fell off. Miller was then hit by the back driver side tire.
Paragon manufactures steel pipe used for drilling and pipeline application, also as structural piling in the building industry. It’s one of only 12 industries of its kind in the country.
Paragon Industries was started in 1970 and employs 400 people. They also have a plant in Muskogee.