Two killed, two injured in Oklahoma rig fire

blast. fire.explosion22 December 2014, News Wires – Authorities in the US state of Oklahoma said two workers were killed and another two critically injured in a rig explosion early Friday morning in the state’s south-east region.

The Oklahoma Stata Fire Marshall’s office said responders were called to the scene outside of Coalgate, Oklahoma, at around 1 am Friday, operations director Sam Schafnitt said.

The critically injured workers, as well as a third with burns on both hands, were flown to a specialised unit in Oklahoma City for treatment.

Authorities including the US Occupational Safety & Health Adminstration, which responds in fatal workplace accidents, are working to investigate.

– Upstream

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