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1 killed, 1 injured in oilfield facility fire in New Mexico

 


LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one worker was killed and a second injured in a fire involving storage tanks at an oilfield facility in southeastern New Mexico.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the incident occurred Wednesday near Loving at a facility owned by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based WPX Energy.

WPX spokesman Kelly Swan said both victims were employees at separate companies working at the WPX facility.

Identities weren't released, and WPX said cause of the fire wasn't immediately available.

The facility contains a saltwater disposal well for oil byproducts from extraction operati...



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