One worker died and two others were seriously injured after a waterline exploded at an Anadarko operated fracking site in Colorado Thursday.
All three men were working for Texas-based Halliburton.
The name of the deceased worker has not been released.
The injured workers — Thomas Sedlmayr, 48, and Grant Casey, 28 — were taken to separate hospitals.
The nature and extent of their injuries hasn’t been disclosed.
A high-pressure waterline that froze overnight burst Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m. as workers tried to thaw it out at a site in Fort Lupton, the Denver Post said.
The water shot out at an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 pounds per square inch.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident and confirmed that a high-pressure valve rupture was the likely cause.
Two OSHA officials are currently investigating the incident.
Halliburton said it is also looking into the cause of the rupture.
Texas-based Anadarko has suspended all fracking operations at the site during the investigation and did not disclose an expected restart schedule for drilling.
“This tragic accident, associated injuries and contractor’s loss of life has left us all shaken and heartbroken,” Anadarko said.