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Three people were killed Monday morning after an explosion at an oil storage site in Converse County.

The explosion and fire occurred shortly after 10 a.m., officials say. The site of the oil rig is off Ross Road, east of Glenrock.

The workers who died in the accident were all contract personnel for Samson Resources Company, which owns the facility where the incident occurred.

The identities of the workers have not yet been released.

A call to the Converse County Coroner's Office was not immediately returned.

The Converse County Sheriff's Office has taken control of the scene. Officials say the site is safely secured at this time.

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The incident is currently under investigation by several state and federal organizations.

According to a media release, Samson personnel are at the site to assist.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who died in this accident," said Phil Schmucker, senior vice president of operations for Samson. "Samson will work closely with federal, state and local officials to assist with the investigation of this tragic incident and will work with the combined team to provide updates on the situation as the investigation continues."

Samson is a private company based in Tulsa, Okla., with more than 1,200 employees, according to its website.

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