VANDERBILT, Texas (AP) - A fiery oilfield pipeline accident near
Vanderbilt has left three workers with burns.
Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said Thursday's accident
involved three men who were taking apart and removing pipelines.
Hilcorp Energy Co. of Houston says three contract workers were
injured during a flash fire, in its field, as some inactive
equipment was being dismantled. Hilcorp says the cause of the
accident is sought.
Louderback told The Victoria Advocate for its online editions
that the men suffered burns over their bodies.
Two men were flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Memorial Hermann
Hospital in Houston. The third was transported, by air, to the
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Their conditions were not immediately available.
Vanderbilt is about 110 miles southwest of Houston.
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