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Published February 03, 2012, 08:19 AM

SD, TX Men Die in Western ND Oil Patch Incidents

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Men from South Dakota and Texas have died in recent incidents in western North Dakota's oil patch.

By: Associated Press,

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Men from South Dakota and Texas have died in recent incidents in western North Dakota's oil patch.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration tells KXMC-TV that 38-year-old Richard Ries of Salem, South Dakota, died Jan. 28 when a boiler exploded near Keene, between Watford City and New Town.

On Tuesday, 28-year-old Charles Petty of Hurst, Texas, was pinned between a trenching machine and the ground at a site near New Town. The Mountrail County Sheriff's Office tells the Minot Daily News that Petty was revived at the scene but died en route to a Stanley hospital.

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