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This is the remnants of an exploded oil rig near Williston the day after a fire at a newly drilled oil well killed Brendan Wegner, 21, of Montello, Wis., and Ray Hardy, of Mohall. Two other men were critically injured. An investigation is underway to determine if the men should have been wearing fire-resistant clothing and other protective gear.

Inquiry into oil well deaths focuses on clothing

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FARGO (AP) -- Officials say an investigation into an oil well explosion in North Dakota that killed two workers will center on whether the men should have been wearing fire-resistant clothing under a federal safety policy that has drawn criticism from some drilling companies.


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