COVINGTON, OK – A construction contractor was killed while working at a solar farm project near Covington.
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Logan Niles identified the victim as 56-year old Davis Knox of Blanchard.
Emergency services were dispatched to the construction site at 10:07 a.m. Monday at the 20000 block of East Longhorn Road, where they found Knox pinned underneath the trenching machine. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities believe that Knox may have tripped or his clothing got caught on the machine and pulled him under. There were no witnesses to the accident.
The construction company, Moss & Associates, headquartered in Florida, has shut down the job site.
SunPower and OG&E Electric Services are constructing a 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant north of Covington located southeast of the intersection of Longhorn Trail and Highway 74.
Cost for the plant is about $15 million to $18 million. Covington was chosen for reasons including “high solar irradiance and minimal shadowing issues.”