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Mar 12, 2015

03:47:43 GMT--Explosion - North-America - USA



EDIS Number: EX-20150312-47283-USA

Date / time: 12/03/2015 03:47:01 [UTC]

Event: Explosion

Area: North-America

Country: USA

State/County: State of Texas

Location: [Upton County]

Number of Deads: 3 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate



Description:



An explosion has killed three people and injured one at an oil and gas field in West Texas, a spokesman for well owner Parsley Energy Inc. said on Wednesday. "Our thoughts are with the families," Lisa Elliott of Parsley said of the accident on Tuesday in Upton County, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it was investigating the rig explosion about 50 miles south of Midland that involved contractors at Mason Well Service firm. Upton County's Office of Emergency Management, via social media, called the news sad and said few details were available.




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