Local, State briefs
By Staff Reports
Friday, January 18, 2013
1/18/13 at 2:43 AM
Port of Catoosa worker rescued after falling from tall ladder
CATOOSA - Firefighters rescued a worker at a Port of Catoosa business Thursday after he fell 20 to 30 feet off a ladder into a tunnel.
The Catoosa Fire Department requested assistance from the Tulsa Fire Department's Rescue Task Force about 9:15 a.m. after receiving a call that a 30-year-old man had fallen while climbing into a tunnel below multiple grain silos, Fire Capt. Stan May said.
The worker was climbing down a ladder to clean the tunnel when he fell onto the concrete floor below, May said. The man was trapped for an hour while emergency responders worked to pull him up through a 2-by-2-foot opening.
Medics with Pafford EMS treated the man at the scene. He was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter as a precaution, May said.
He had no apparent major injuries, May said.
AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Body found near B'ville ID'd as man missing from Osage County
PAWHUSKA - The state Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that the body found Dec. 29 off U.S. 60 west of Bartlesville is that of Timothy Hauser, 62, who had been missing for more than five months, according to Osage County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Charlie Cartwright.
Hauser is believed to have been killed in a robbery after he left the Osage Casino near Bartlesville early Aug. 9.
Trysta Shaffer, 28, and Rusty Petty, 36, both of Bartlesville, have been charged with the robbery, and Cartwright said he expects that prosecutors will amend those charges to include murder.
In arrest affidavits, investigators say Petty and Shaffer admitted robbing and assaulting Hauser but that each says the other dealt the fatal blows with a four-way tire iron.
Last month, Petty said in court that he was mentally ill and thus incompetent to stand trial. A psychiatric exam was ordered by Special Judge Stuart Tate, and a competency hearing based on that exam is set for Friday morning.
- LOUISE RED CORN, World Correspondent