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Two People Injured in Gas Explosion

Two People Injured in Gas Explosion

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(KSL News) A 26-year-old Wellington man was critically burned at a natural gas well in eastern Utah at 6:00 this morning.

Aaron Olmstead was working for Integrated Production Services at a remote natural gas well when carbon dioxide mixed with the natural gas and ignited.

Price Police Chief Guy Adams says the flash burn covered 100% of the man's body.

Another worker, 56-year-old Richard Wright, was also seriously burned.

Both were flown to U of U Medical Center.


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