Well Site Explosion Destroys Building, Three Injured
Three oil field contractors were reportedly injured and transported to the hospital yesterday morning when a building exploded at an oil location near the T-7 Road.
A 33-year-old male was inside the building at the time of the explosion and sustained severe injuries to his leg and arm, according to Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.
“The 33-year-old male was reported to have lacerations to his leg with bone showing and lacerations to an arm with bone showing,” Reynolds stated.
A 40-year-old male was bleeding from his right hand and was experiencing pain from his rib cage. A 28-year-old male sustained a cut to his forehead.
A 48-year-old male was reportedly uninjured.
Following the explosion, the workers began driving back to Gillette in two separate vehicles.
EMS personnel met with the lead vehicle and provided care to the 33-year-old male. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the second vehicle and made contact with the occupants.
All parties involved in the explosion were transported to Campbell County Health.
Campbell County Fire Department personnel and Devon Energy supervisors responded to the scene to investigate the incident.
John Porretto, Devon Energy corporate communications director, said in a statement that as of this morning, the company is still investigating the cause of the explosion and has no additional information at this time.
The 33-year-old male is currently in good condition at Campbell County Health, as is the 40-year old male.
The 28-year-old male was treated yesterday and released.