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A man was killed Thursday morning when the oil rig on which he was working exploded north of Baker. 

Chad Tronstad, 39, of Baker, died when the rig experienced a "pressurized explosion," said Fallon County Sheriff Trenton Harbaugh. 

The explosion happened at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday at an oil rig north of town. Harbaugh said officials are actively investigating the incident. 

Harbaugh couldn't remember the last time the county dealt with an oil rig explosion. 

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"It's been a while," he said. 

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Business Reporter

Business Reporter for the Billings Gazette.