Unsafe work conditions caused fatal oilfield explosion, government says

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board Tuesday says unsafe work conditions contributed to a deadly oilfield explosion in Smith County in 2006. The board, an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents, released its findings about the oilfield explosion at a news conference in Jackson. Three workers were killed in the June 5th, 2006, explosion at the Partridge-Raleigh L-L-C oil field about six miles southwest of Raleigh. Those killed and injured were employees of Stringer Oilfield Services.