Two oil rig workers died in an explosion last week. The accident, which happened near Coalgate, Oklahoma, is under investigation by OSHA and the Oklahoma Fire Marshal's office.
Authorities have not released the cause of the accident, but investigations began last Friday afternoon.
The explosion killed two workers and left others in critical condition. According to news reports, several workers are being treated for severe burns at a burn center in Oklahoma City. The names of these workers have not been released.
Dan D Drilling Workers Injured & Killed in Explosion
According to news reports, all five of the men involved in the explosion were Dan D Drilling employees. Dan D Drilling is a contractor that operates in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. The oil rig was owned by a Texas-based company, Pablo Energy.
Family Questions Cause of the Oil Rig Accident
In a recent news report, the brother of a 27-year-old man who died in the accident said that the victim only worked on the rig because he couldn't find other work. "You have to do what you have to do based on decisions you make," said the brother, "It's a rough job. You don't understand it. It's hard. He hated it." The victims' family said that the 27-year-old was using his job on the oil rig to turn his life around.
Although authorities have not identified a cause of the accident, family members of the victims are beginning to question the cause of the explosion.
"The worst part is not knowing," said the cousin of one of the men killed on the rig, "I can just speak for me, but I want to know what happened. Was it an accident, was it carelessness? Whatever it was, I just want to know."
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