An oil rig explosion occurred in Northeast Wyoming on Wednesday, March 21, 2019, which seriously injured two workers. Both men were taken to a hospital in Gillette early the same morning and the extent of their injuries is not currently known.
The Gillette News Record reports that the explosion happened during the loading of a hot oil tanker at a well site, based on the findings of Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.
Undersheriff Reynolds stated that one of the workers suffered burns to his face and hands while the other worker received the blast to his back and could not stop shaking after the explosion.
Campbell County Fire Department Interim Chief J.R. Fox estimated that it took nearly four hours to control the fire. No firefighters were hurt.
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