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Gas Well Explosion Sends One to Hospital in Helicopter
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 28, 2013 @ 11:45PM
Created on September 28, 2013 @ 4:20PM

UPDATE (09/28/2013):

A gas well explosion apparently threw a worker 50 feet, causing him to be flown to the hospital in a helicopter.

Crews told 5 News it happened at the Antero site off Dog Run Road around 3:30 p.m. in Salem.

Officials said there was a high pressure explosion at the well. The man, who's in his late 20's, landed on his back, and had a head injury.

He was semi-conscious when he was flown to Ruby. There's no word on his name or condition, or what caused the accident.

Stay with 5 News for the latest.


ORIGINAL STORY (09/28/2013):

A man had to be flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital on Saturday afternoon after an apparent gas well explosion.

It happened at the Antero site on Dog Run Road in Salem around 3:30 PM.

Not too much else has been released about the incident.

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