Two hurt in oil well fire

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008, 11:01 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press 

MANNFORD, Okla. - An oil well that was being cleaned blew out and caught on fire, injuring two workers.

George Davenport, managing partner of High Plains Well Service, said the workers were burned on Wednesday after oil spewed out of the well and ignited on the exhaust pipe of a truck parked nearby.

Davenport did not identify the workers. He said one suffered a second-degree burn on an elbow, while the other had first-degree burns on the back of his neck.

Both men were taken to a Tulsa hospital. Davenport said he expected they would be treated and released.

The accident occurred about 1:30 p.m. about four miles east of Mannford. Davenport said two trucks involved in the fire were destroyed.