Two injured after pipe separates on Rusk County oilfield

Two injured after pipe separates on Rusk County oilfield

RUSK COUNTY, TEXAS (KLTV) - Two people were injured after a pipe separated and struck them at a Rusk County oil well location.

According to Sheriff Jeff Price, the incident happened Thursday morning on County Road 311, about 3 miles outside of Henderson. Two workers were pulling a pipe out of a wellhead when the pipe separated.

One man was struck in the head and was airlifted to a hospital in Tyler. The other man was hit in the back and driven to UT Health Henderson.

The Texas Railroad Commission is reported to be on site. We’re told the men we’re working with Well Pro Services.

Further details were not immediately available. Their identities and conditions have not been released at this time.

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