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Oil rig explosion injures three workers

13 September 2022

An explosion on an oil rig in northwest North Dakota injured three workers on September 7. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), state regulators, and local officials.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

The explosion happened at an oil rig located near the town of Stanley in Mountrail County and is owned by Chord Energy. In a statement, the company said it would work with authorities to investigate how the explosion happened and would assess the damage of the facility.

Local authorities said a fire that broke out following the explosion was contained within the site. The three injured crewmembers, who are employed by Black Hawk Energy Services, were taken to a burns centre in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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