On Saturday afternoon, Gregg
County Deputies, Longview Fire Department and the Gregg County Fire Marshal
responded to the scene of an industrial accident at 1010 Cox Dairy Road.
Three individuals contracted by Exxon Mobil; 54 year old
Kenneth Shahan of Center; 26 year old Brent Ellison of Hawkins and 25 year old Antonio Exner of Hawkins were injured by an explosion at
an oil field site.
The explosion was apparently caused by welding on a pipe
believed to be clear of hydrocarbons.
Shahan and Ellison were transported to Parkland Hospital in
Dallas. Exner was treated and later released at Good Shepherd Medical Center in
Longview. Shahan's injuries consisted of 2nd degree burns and blast
injury; Ellison had 3rd degree burns and blast injury and Exner had
Monday, September 1 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:00:48 GMT
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast have slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events and sent people scurrying from a beach in New York after three men there were...More >>
Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men...More >>