Gas Line Blast Injures 4 in TX

Thursday, July 2, 2015 @ 11:07 AM gHale

A natural gas pipeline explosion and fire in White Deer, TX, located on the Panhandle left four workers hurt, including two in critical condition.

The incident occurred last Thursday night in White Deer, about 35 miles northeast of Amarillo, said officials at the Carson County Sheriff’s office. White Deer is a town of about 1,000.

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Two men remained in critical condition Saturday at University Medical Center in Lubbock. A hospital spokesman said two other men were satisfactory.

The White Deer Volunteer Fire Department said the explosion occurred at a gas booster station as crews worked on a 4-inch gas line.

State and federal regulators are investigating.

Messages left with the utility, West Texas Gas, and the sheriff’s department were not immediately returned Saturday.