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Associated Press , Published March 28 2013

Explosion in ND oil patch kills 1, injures West Fargo man

ROSS, N.D. — Authorities are investigating an explosion at a business in the western North Dakota oil patch that killed one worker and injured another.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says the blast Wednesday happened while 19-year-old Trevor Davis, of Burlington, was cleaning the inside of an oil tanker trailer at the Plains Trucking yard northwest of Ross.

Halvorson says Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. Twenty-year-old Darian Songer-Bail, of West Fargo, suffered burns and other undisclosed injuries and was flown to a Minot hospital.

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