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.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.