WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Authorities have identified a Kalispell man who died after an incident at an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota.
Forum Communications reports that 20-old Kyle Winters 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.