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Man dies after drilling rig accident near Watford City, ND

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. - The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the death of an oilfield worker who was injured while working on a rig north of Watford City.

Preliminary information indicates that the 22-year-old man was crushed by a set of power tongs on Pioneer Rig 74 off state Highway 1806 and McKenzie County Road 10, said Eric Brooks, area director for the Bismarck OSHA office.

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