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Associated Press, Published October 17 2013

Dickinson man dies while working in oil patch

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Dickinson man has died in an incident in the western North Dakota oil patch.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Ryan Provancher was working on pipes at an oil pumping site northwest of Killdeer on Oct. 9 when he was exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1gNyv50 ) that a man working with Provancher was able to escape the gas unharmed.

The co-worker and emergency officials unsuccessfully tried to revive Provancher at the scene. He died at a Dickinson hospital two days later.