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Victims Identified In Marshall Oil Rig Accident

   A 19 year old man is killed in an oil rig accident in East Texas. Three others were seriously injured, including his father, who was also working on the crew. Emergency crews were called to the blowout yesterday off Highway 59, about 5 miles north of Marshall.

Investigators say the men were doing a process called "fracking" when back pressure blew pieces of heavy drill pipe in all directions. 

Michael Knighton, Jr,19, was killed in the accident. Harrison County Sheriff's investigators say his father, Michael Knighton, Sr is in critical condition.

Two other men are also hospitalized. Osha will be investigating the accident.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. 

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