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Four killed in two crashes in Oil Patch

The site for Rig 565 near Killdeer was bustling with workers on Friday, two days after the rig's derrick collapsed.

Precision Drilling rig near Killdeer collapses

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Workers were busy Friday afternoon tearing down a rig that collapsed Wednesday northwest of Killdeer.

North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said there were no fatalities in the accident at Precision Drilling Rig 565. The rig was being operated by Hess Corporation.


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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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