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Tank Battery Explodes at Noodle Oilfield Tragically Killing Texas Worker

A Texas worker died tragically Sunday morning, following a tank battery explosion at a Jones County oilfield.

Noodle Oilfield Worker Suffered Severe Burns

The January 12th explosion erupted shortly after 10:00 a.m., as the victim was power-washing the heater on an oil tank battery located just off FM 1812 in Noodle.

According to the Jones County Sherriff’s Department, the 50-year-old man suffered severe burns to 60% of his body and was thrown several feet against a nearby vehicle.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Hendrick Medical Center, and he was later flown to a Lubbock hospital. Sadly, the worker died of his injuries shortly after arriving.

Sojourner Drilling Tank Battery Was Scheduled for Repairs

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 49 people were killed while working in Texas oilfields during 2018, including three in connection with fires or explosions.

Although the cause of Sunday’s tragedy remains unknown, tank batteries contain large amounts of flammable liquids when filled, and even combustible fumes when empty. The battery involved in the Noodle explosion is operated by Abilene-based Sojourner Drilling and was apparently being prepared to undergo repairs for a leak.

The Texas Railroad Commission is investigating the blast. So far, Sojourner Drilling has not commented on the worker’s death.

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