Police identify victims in Duchesne County explosion

Posted at 10:25 PM, May 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-09 15:36:05-04

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah – One person is dead and another hospitalized after an explosion at a Duchesne County well site.

The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office says there were reports of an explosion at a well site operated by Newfield Production, located about 3 miles south of Myton, at around 8:30 p.m.

According to investigators, work was being done on a tank at a well site when the explosion occurred.

Three people were at the site when the explosion occurred. Tyson Boren, 28, of Neola, was killed. Rusty Harris, 32, was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. A third man, a water truck driver, was uninjured.

Boren worked for Boren Construction and was a contract welder for Newfield Production. Harris is an employee of Newfield.

The investigation into the explosion is ongoing. The sheriff’s department, state fire marshal and OSHA will conduct the investigation.