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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:54 am

A Duluth, Minn. man was killed after a fracking accident Saturday north of Watford City that also left another man injured.

Michael A. Krajewski, 49, was working at the Halliburton fracking location at about 3:30 p.m. at the time of the accident, which is being investigated by OSHA, according to the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office. Brad Hong, 55, of Halliday was also injured in the accident, a press release said.

The well location, Koala 154-97-15-34-27, is 24 miles north of Watford City and owned by Kodiak Oil and Gas.

Kodiak did not respond to calls for comment at press time, but Halliburton spokeswoman Tara Mullee-Agard said in an email that Halliburton is “saddened” to report the death of an employee.

“This is a very difficult time for all of us at Halliburton and our thoughts and prayers are with our employee’s loved ones,” Mullee-Agard said. “We continue to work with local authorities as they look into details of this incident.”

Mullee-Agard said Halliburton would not be releasing additional information out of respect for family privacy.

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