Yesterday around 9 a.m., the Pitsburg County Sheriff’s department in Oklahoma was called to an explosion at an oil rig near Quinton. When the explosion occurred around 22 people were working on the rig. At this point five, people are still unaccounted for.

Currently, the fire is contained but still burning.

Multiple ambulances and three medical helicopters responded to the scene. It is still unclear how many people were injured during the explosion.1

The company explained that the rig normally drills for natural gas and oil but at the time of the explosion they weren’t sure what exactly it was drilling for.

The Department of Environmental Quality has been contacted. We will update you as more information becomes available.

Sadly, this tragedy is just one of many in recent years…

Sources and References

  1. KFOR News 4, January 22, 2018.