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Investigation Continues into Jasper County Oil Rig Explosion That Severely Injured 3 Workers


Authorities continue to investigate the oil rig explosion that severely injured three workers in Jasper County, Texas last Friday.

Injured Workers Were Circulating Well at Jeffcoat Production Site

The August 9th explosion at a Jeffcoat Production Company drilling site occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m., as a crew used a temporary derrick and truck, known as a”work over rig”, to perform maintenance on a well.

According to an unidentified witness, the injured men were circulating the well when natural gas fumes somehow got into the engine that turns the pump. Although they attempted to shut down the engine and pump, workers were unable to prevent the uncontrolled release of natural gas.

Victims of Jasper County Oil Rig Explosion Suffered Severe Burns

Fire departments from Buna, Kirbyville, and Trout Creek responded to the Jasper County oil rig explosion. Fortunately, they managed to extinguish the resulting fire fairly quickly and prevented its spread.

Helicopters flew two of the injured men to a hospital in Beaumont, Texas. The third worker was being transported via an ambulance, but transferred to a helicopter after his condition deteriorated.

So far, authorities have not identified the victims or commented on their current condition; however, local media report that all three suffered severe burns. The most severely injured worker apparently sustained burns from the waist up.

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