Employee dies in accident at Redbud power plant in Luther

An Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. employee died in an accident Tuesday morning at the Redbud power plant.

Gary Patterson, a plant mechanic, suffered a fatal injury, company officials said.

The company said the accident is being investigated, but no other details were given.

“While we are deeply shocked and saddened by Gary’s death, our hearts and thoughts are particularly with his friends and family members who are suffering greatly at this moment,” Pete Delaney, OGE Energy chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement.

The 1,230-megawatt natural-gas fired Redbud plant is co-owned with the Grand River Dam Authority and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority.

Click here to read more.