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Forum News Service, Published January 18 2013

Two men injured in explosion at oil well

WILLISTON, N.D. – Two men were injured Friday afternoon in an explosion at an oil well site northwest of here.

The Grenora Rural Fire Department responded to a tank battery explosion that occurred after 12:30 p.m. Friday northwest of Blacktail Dam, said Nathan Andorff, a member of the fire department and Grenora’s director of public works.

The explosion occurred while the men were working on a tank battery at the site, Andorff said. One man suffered burns all over his body, and the other man had a broken leg, Andorff said.

The men were taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in Williston. Information on their conditions or if they were transferred to another facility was not available Friday.