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Worker Critically Injured in Oil Field Explosion

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Hopeanne Wohlers3 years ago

An oil field worker was critically injured in Roberston County on July 9 after a set of oil tanks exploded.

About the Robertson County Oil Field Explosion

According to KBTX, an explosion occurred in Robertson County on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 9, just east of Franklin off Highway 79. The explosion occurred after oil tanks caught fire near New Baden on Rabe Cutoff.

One worker, 25, was taken to Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital by air flight. The victim was listed in critical condition at the hospital as of Thursday, July 10.

It is reported that an oil well was being capped under the operation of Finaly Resources when the explosion occurred. The Robertson County Sheriff’s Investigator, Steve Misterek, states that the 25-year-old man was the only one present when the fiery explosion occurred.

The incident is believed to have been an industrial accident, but the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and ATF Agents are still investigating the incident.

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