BRISTOW, Okla. – A worker jumped to his death from an oil rig Wednesday after an explosion rocked a Tulsa-area oil field.
At least two others were badly burned in the fire that broke out after the accident.
Workers apparently were pumping cement into a hole when oil and gas shot back up from the ground and ignited, setting off a large explosion Wednesday morning, according to emergency officials.
The fire was put out and no evacuations were needed.
The accident happened on an oil field lease in a rural area in Creek County off Highway 66, officials said.
The injured workers were transported to the hospital with severe burns, officials said. Their conditions were not immediately available.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.