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20 Year Old Montana Man Who Died at North Dakota Oil Rig Identified

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Montana man who died after an incident at an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota.

Forum Communications reports that 20-old Kyle Winters, of Kalispell, Mont., died Thursday.

The initial report from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says he was crushed by a set of power tongs, which is equipment used to handle pipe going in and out of well holes.

The incident happened at a rig north of Watford City. OSHA says Winters died while receiving treatment from paramedics who were preparing to fly him to a Bismarck hospital.

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