Two men were seriously burned in an oil well explosion Wednesday in McKenzie County.
According to a release from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, the explosion was reported at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday. Bruce Ford, 52, and Rod Law, 48, were working at the well owned by Statoil. Both men were badly burned and were transported by McKenzie County ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Williston, then flown to Regions Medical Center in St. Paul.
The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources was notified of a fire at a tank battery that is on site, said Alison Ritter, department spokeswoman. The district supervisor is on location today investigating what led to the fire.
The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office also is investigating.
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