BP Investigates Lethal Explosion at Colorado Natural Gas Site

BP PLC is investigating the cause of an explosion at a natural gas site near Bayfield, Colorado that killed one person and wounded two others.

In a statement posted Monday on its website, the company said that the incident took place Monday morning at a compression station that gathered gas from BP's operations in Colorado's San Juan Basin. A crew was performing pipeline maintenance at the site.

"It is too early to speculate on the cause of the accident," BP said, adding that the site had been secured and shut down, and that the company was cooperating with federal, state and local authorities.

"We are deeply saddened that one individual was fatally injured in the accident. Two others are receiving medical treatment for injuries," the company said, adding that the individuals are contractors.


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