A fatal workplace accident in Phoenix, Arizona has prompted an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The accident happened at the OG&E's Muskogee Power Plant when 48-year-old Raymond Crooks was working for a contractor. Crooks was employed by The Brock Group that had been contracted to complete work within the plant. According to a spokesperson for The Brock Group, a wooden handrail fell approximately 40 feet and struck Crooks on the head. Crooks was killed in the accident, and an investigation has been launched to determine who is responsible. OSHA is also investigating the accident to determine if any violations were committed by the contractor or the power plant. Records indicate that over the past five years, The Brock Group has been investigated by OSHA 22 times.
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