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Two Men Injured in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

Two oilfield workers in Wewoka, Oklahoma, were injured on Monday when an oil and gas pumping unit exploded near U.S. 270 and State Highway 56.

April 3, 2018 – The pumping unit was being installed at about 4pm on Monday when the oil rig explosion occurred, according to Kevin Greene, Fire Chief of Wewoka, MN.

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The explosion was the result of a motor backfiring and igniting natural gas, Green said. One man was flown by helicopter to a hospital in serious condition, while another was treated locally for minor injuries, according to KFOR.

The fire was still burning but safely under control Tuesday afternoon, Green said. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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