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Published September 16, 2012, 09:28 AM

Man dies after North Dakota oil patch explosion

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah man has died of injuries suffered in an oil rig explosion in western North Dakota.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah man has died of injuries suffered in an oil rig explosion in western North Dakota.

A statement from the Mountrail County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Jeffery Kinkaid of Nephi, Utah died Friday.

The Williston Herald reports that Kinkaid was burned in an explosion on Sept. 4 at a rig site southwest of Stanley. He was taken to a Minnesota burn center after the explosion.

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