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3 Oilfield Workers Injured in Explosion at Devon Energy Saltwater Facility in Kingfisher, Oklahoma


Three oilfield workers were injured Wednesday, when a series of fiery explosions erupted at a Devon Energy saltwater disposal site in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

According to county emergency management personnel, the initial blast was reported shortly after 3:00 p.m. on July 18th, at a facility located near Hwy 33 and Calumet Rd.

At least two more explosions followed, igniting a fire that responders were able to contain soon after they arrived on scene.

3 Contractors Rushed to Hospital with Burns

Three contract workers were rushed to Mercy Hospital in Kingfisher via a personal vehicle:

  • Will Davidson, 38, of Oklahoma City
  • Colby Bigby, 21, of Hennessey
  • Torin Smith, 25, of Edmond

All of the men suffered burns, including one worker who was then flown to Baptist Integris in Oklahoma City.

No further information regarding the injured workers’ condition has been released.

All others working at the site have been accounted for.

Explosion Occurred During Tank Cleaning

At least two tractor-trailers and a pickup truck were burned in the fire.

A preliminary investigation conducted by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission indicates that workers were using chemicals and a vacuum truck to clean tank bottoms when the first explosion occurred.

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