3 Injured in Gregg County Oil Explosion - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

04/10/04 - Longview

3 Injured in Gregg County Oil Explosion

Three East Texas men are seriously burned in an oil field explosion that is being blamed on a cell phone. It happened Friday morning at a site north of Gladewater on North Point Pleasant road.  Investigators say three workers were at the site when an accumulation of natural gas ignited, causing a flash fire that burned the three men. Police believe a cell phone sparked the blaze either by ringing or causing static electricity. The 3 victims were taken to a Dallas hospital. Their injuries are not life threatening.

Bob Hallmark reporting.
bhallmark@kltv.com

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