In January 2018, a blowout and well fire took place on a Pryor 1H-9 oil rig that trapped five men, including Josh Ray, 35, and Cody Risk, 26. The workers were trapped inside a so-called doghouse, which is a safe house within the rig that is designed to provide protection in case of a fire.
Unfortunately, unable to escape, the two men died from thermal burns and soot inhalation.
Ray had been a driller and was survived by his wife and minor child. Risk had been a floor hand and was survived by three minor children.