Drilling rig fatality under investigation in Burke County

BOWBELLS, N.D. — Authorities are investigating a fatality that occurred Saturday on a drilling rig in Burke County.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal accident happened at 12:20 p.m. at a rig near County Roads 11 and 16. Authorities did not release details of the incident Tuesday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating, said Scott Overson, assistant area director of the Bismarck OSHA office. Overson said he believes the incident involved one fatality.

No further information was available Tuesday. Overson said he expects OSHA to have more information today.

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