FROM GREGG COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT:
GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - At about 12:50 PM on Saturday, August 10th, Gregg County Deputies, Longview Fire Department and the Gregg County Fire Marshal responded to the scene of an industrial accident at 1010 Cox Dairy Road.
Three individuals contracted by Exxon/Mobil; 54 year old Kenneth Shahan of Center, 26 year old Brent Ellison of Hawkins and 25 year old Antonio Exner of Hawkins were injured by an explosion at the oil field site. The explosion was apparently caused by welding on a pipe believed to be clear of hydrocarbons. Shahan and Ellison were transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.