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Wyoming oil facility explosion injures two

05 May 2015

Two contract workers were injured in an explosion and fire at a Chesapeake Energy Corp oil facility in Converse County, Wyoming, on May 1. Two Susquehanna Services contractors were pumping fluid out of containers when the explosion occurred, according to a spokesperson from the state’s Department of Workforce Services.

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One worker was taken to a hospital with burns, and the other worker was hospitalised in Douglas with unknown injuries, the spokesperson said.

A generator was running at the time of the explosion, but the state fire marshal would have to determine the cause of the fire, Converse County Undersheriff Justin Scott said. This incident is under investigation by the Wyoming State Fire Marshall’s Office with assistance from the Converse County Sheriff’s Office.

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