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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two Workers Burned At Marcellus Shale Well Site

Marcellus shale well blast sends two to Pittsburgh hospitals

By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Two workers were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals tonight after being burned in an explosion and fire at a Marcellus shale well site in Washington County.

County emergency and state Department of Environmental Protection officials said the explosion occurred at 6:18 p.m.. at Chesapeake Energy’s well off Meadowcroft Road in Avella, a small community in Independence Township not far from the West Virginia border. More...


Anonymous said...

he rest of the coverage so far from that link:

One worker was flown by STAT MedEvac to UPMC Mercy hospital’s burn unit, officials said. A second was flown by LifeFlight to Allegheny General Hospital.

Two or three frac tanks – mobile storage tanks used to hold liquids – were still burning two hours later, DEP spokeswoman Katy Gresh said.

A Chesapeake Energy spokesman said the company would have a statement as soon as more information was available.

Water tanks are burning, but yeah, there's nothing bad in those things.

Anonymous said...

I hope these men recover from their injuries. This is very dangerous stuff going on all around us.