One Dead in Gas Well Accident Near Franklin

By: Crystal Galny & Steve Fullhart Email
By: Crystal Galny & Steve Fullhart Email

One person is dead after a Wednesday gas well accident in Robertson County.

According to Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak, a gas well blew just after 3 p.m. on FM 1940 about ten miles east of Franklin near James Cemetery Road.

Officials say an Express Energy employee, who was servicing an EnCana Oil and gas well, was hit by a pipe. Fire officials and EMS responded to the scene to treat the victim, who was then transported to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. He later died there.

No word on the person's identity.

Crews from EnCana Oil and Gas isolated the gas leak shortly after the explosion, according to Yezak.

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