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Kansas Oil Rig Accident, Kills 1

Kansas Oil Rig Accident, Kills 1 and Injures Another

A Kansas oil rig accident last week killed one worker and hurt another, according to KWCH.,0,3425076.story

One worker was crushed, and killed, by a derrick basket that fell down on him last Tuesday, the Trego County Sheriff’s Department said. That victim died at the scene, KWCH reported.

A second man who had been in the basket was injured and flown to a Wichita hospital.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident, which took place at an oil rig maintained by Horizontal Well Drillers, based in Purcell, Okla., according to KWCH.

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