Industrial Firefighting: UT Oil Well Blast, Fire Kills One, Injures Two Others

05/09/2013
A 28-year-old worker was killed and two others were injured in an explosion and fire at an oil well site in eastern Utah on Tuesday. One employee suffered nonlife-threatening injuries and was hospitalized while another was treated for minor injuries at the scene, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report (http://bit.ly/16jF3F6). Firefighters and paramedics from both Uintah and neighboring Duchesne counties along with sheriff's deputies responded to the scene of the explosion at the Newfield Exploration Company site Tuesday night. The fire ignited by the explosion did not burn the well drilling equipment itself, but was contained to the nearby 400-gallon holding tank containing crude o...

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