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Oil rig explosion in North Dakota kills worker

14 September 2012

On September 4 a worker for Denver-based Frontier Drilling at the rig site owned by Wichita, Kansas-based Slawson Exploration died of injuries suffered in an oil rig explosion near Stanley in western North Dakota.

Oil rig and camp in  North Dakota
Oil rig and camp in North Dakota

A Frontier spokesman said the worker was transferring drilling fluid out of a 400-barrel tank when the blast happened. He suffered burns on about 90% of his body. The spokesman said the incident is still under investigation.

The rich Bakken and Three Forks shale formations in Western North Dakota have attracted a number of exploration companies in recent years.  


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