COAL COUNTY, Okla. – Two Oklahomans are dead after a tragic accident.
The Coalgate Police Chief told KTEN there was an explosion and fire around 1:30 a.m. Friday at an oil rig near Coalgate.
According to Juan Rodriguez with the U.S. Department of Labor, initial reports indicate that during drilling, a fire occurred.
Two employees were killed and three others were injured.
The Medical Examiner identified the two people killed as 26-year-old Gary Keenen of Ada and 27-year-old Kelsey Bellah of Tulsa.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the explosion.