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Two workers suffered injuries after an explosion at an oil rig in northeast Wyoming last week.

The blast occurred Wednesday during the loading of a hot oil tanker at a well site, said Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds.

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A 24-year-old male worker suffered burns to his face and hands while a 23-year-old male worker received the blast to his back and could not stop shaking after the explosion, Reynolds said.

Both workers were taken to a hospital in Gillette and the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

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Campbell County Fire Department Interim Chief J.R. Fox estimated it took about four hours to control the fire.

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