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Workers hurt in oil facility explosion in stable condition

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—  Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the two Susquehanna Services employees were in stable condition Monday after sustaining burns on 29 percent and 20 percent of their bodies, respectively. The names of the two men were not disclosed.

The blast happened just before noon Friday at the Chesapeake Energy facility about 4 miles north of Douglas.

Rob Black with the state Department of Workforce Services says the two contractors were pumping an unknown fluid out of containers when the blast occurred.

The site remains closed while the explosion is under investigation.

The area around Douglas has seen heavy oil drilling in recent years.

In related news, 2 injured in Wyoming oil facility explosion, fire.

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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