Danny Smith, 62, had been a worker at Britt Trucking & Construction Company for more than 40 years. The reputable and loyal employee started his day off like any other when the unthinkable happened. Smith was on top of a platform outside of Seminole when he slipped on some oil and fell nearly 25 feet to the ground below.
The worker sustained life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. One of his coworkers said Smith had not suffered from even a twisted ankle while on the job for more than four decades. Smith would succumb to his injuries a few days later on Sunday night.
The oilfield accident is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).