2 Workers Hurt in WY Oil Blast

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 01:05 PM gHale


Two contractors pumping fluid ended up injured in an explosion at an oil facility in Converse County, WY.

The two Susquehanna Services employees were in stable condition Monday after sustaining burns on 29 percent and 20 percent of their bodies, respectively. The names of the two men were not immediately available.

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The blast happened just before noon Friday at the Chesapeake Energy facility about 4 miles north of Douglas, WY.

Rob Black with the state Department of Workforce Services said the two contractors were pumping an unknown fluid out of containers when the blast occurred.

The site remains closed while the explosion is under investigation. The area around Douglas has seen heavy oil drilling over the past few years.



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