Eastern Oklahoma emergency officials are reporting that five oil rig workers went missing and are now presumed dead after a massive explosion tore through an offshore platform, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and reducing the structure to rubble.
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What’s the Problem?
January 22, 2018 – The oil rig explosion occurred Monday morning just before 9:00 AM at a drilling site near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa, according to ABC 13.
The $500 million oil rig is owned and (was) operated by Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy. The company has pledged to cooperate fully and says it intends to conduct its own investigation into the incident.
WATCH: News Conference on Oil Rig Explosion Near Quinton, Oklahoma
Authorities say 16 workers who were on the site at the time of the explosion escaped without injury. One person was medevaced to a local hospital, and the 5 that remain missing are presumed dead.
Three of the people involved are reported to be residents of Houston.
The cause of the blast is still being investigated.
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