$20 million awarded to families of Quinton, Okla., oil rig explosion victims

QUINTON, Okla. (KFOR) – It’s been two years and one week since an oil rig exploded in the town of Quinton, Okla. It is the deadliest drilling disaster since the Shale Boom started. Now, it’s also part of one of the largest jury verdicts ever given in the State of Oklahoma. Two of the five […]

Jury awards $20 million to families of men killed in rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Two years after a deadly rig explosion in Quinton, two families have been awarded millions of dollars in a wrongful death lawsuit. On January 22, 2018, five men were killed after a rig exploded outside of Quinton. Authorities say there were 22 workers on the well site, which was being drilled by […]

Failure of 2 preventative barriers led to fatal Oklahoma rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla. – The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released its final report on the 2018 rig explosion that killed five workers. “This is a very serious incident and five people lost their lives. That’s a threshold that we cannot ignore,” Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, Interim Executive Director for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, said. That’s […]

Officials: 5 people unaccounted for after drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County

PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. – Officials say five people are unaccounted for after a drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County. Around 9 a.m., the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to an explosion at an oil rig near Quinton. About 22 people were working on the rig when the explosion occurred, officials told KJRH. […]

Raw video shows aftermath of drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County

PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. – Officials say five people are unaccounted for after a drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County. Around 9 a.m., the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to an explosion at an oil rig near Quinton. About 22 people were working on the rig when the explosion occurred, officials said. At […]

Initial report: ‘Uncontrolled gas release’ led to deadly drilling rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla. – After recovering the bodies of five workers who were missing after a drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County, officials are now turning their attention to how this happened. Around 9 a.m. Monday, emergency crews were called to an explosion at a well site about four miles southwest of Quinton. Authorities say there […]

Family of one of the men killed in drilling rig explosion releases statement

QUINTON, Okla. – The family of one of the men killed in a drilling rig explosion in Pittsburg County has released a statement. Around 9 a.m. Monday, emergency crews were called to an explosion at a well site about four miles southwest of Quinton. Authorities say there were 22 workers on the well site, which […]

“The whole rig’s on fire,” 911 calls released following deadly drilling rig explosion

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“We were all just in shock,” Family of victim speaks after drilling rig explosion

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