The bodies of five missing gas well workers have been recovered

The bodies of five missing gas well workers have been recovered after an explosion in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.

The victims:

Josh Ray, 35, Fort Worth, TX

Matt Smith, 29, McAlester, OK

Cody Risk, 26, Wellington, CO

Parker Waldridge, Crescent, OK

Roger Cunningham, Seminole, OK

The blast happened Monday morning at a drilling site near Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. The explosion sent plumes of black smoke into the air and left a derrick crumpled on the ground. For much of the day Monday, emergency officials were unable to get near the rig because the fire was still burning.

The cause of the blast is not yet known.

Thoughts and prayers to their families, friends and co-workers. Also, for those that were injured. 


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