ETX man killed in DeSoto Parish well site explosion

MANSFIELD, LA - One person died and two were injured in a well tank explosion near Mansfield on Tuesday afternoon.

The man who died has been identified as 25-year-old Camron Anthony Hernandez of Diana, Texas.

The deadly accident happened shortly before noon as Hernandez and two other men were cleaning up storm damage at a well tank on Walker Road south of Mansfield. The site is operated by Aethon Energy.

One of the tanks on the site exploded during the clean-up effort.

One man with moderate injuries was flown by Life Air to University Health and another suffering from minor injuries was transported by ambulance to DeSoto Regional Health System. Hernandez also was taken to DeSoto Regional, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

DeSoto Parish authorities don't believe any hazardous material was released during the explosion and that the blast didn't endanger residential or commercial buildings.

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