Two hospitalized after partial building collapse in Pryor

Two taken to hospital after partial building collapse in Pryor

Pryor OK — UPDATE:

The company released this statement:

Regarding the two employees, one has since been released and the other remains hospitalized and continues to receive treatment. Due to the HIPPA Privacy Rule we cannot disclose medical information of our employees, but we are focused on providing support to our injured colleagues, their families and our employees at the facility.

The area of the plant where the incident occurred remains curtailed and is in a safe state until further notice. We are in the process of conducting a comprehensive incident investigation to determine the exact cause of the equipment failure. In addition, we have initiated a site wide structural assessment. Pending the findings from these investigations, we will apply corrective actions to address any noted safety issues.

Quick Facts:

Emergency crews responded to a partial building collapse in Pryor Sunday.

It happened before 5 p.m. at Cabot Corporation in the MidAmerica Industrial Park.

Fire officials told FOX23 that an industrial accident caused the collapse. They worked for two hours to rescue a man who was pinned under debris.

Mayes County Emergency Management confirmed two people were taken to the hospital. One was flown and another was transported by ambulance.

The cause of the accident is unclear at this time. FOX23 is at the scene working to learn more.

FOX23 reached out to the company for comment, but have not yet received a response.

OSHA released a statement on the incident:

"We can confirm the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has opened an investigation into this incident.
The investigation is ongoing, No other details are available at this time."

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