EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSExplosion At Gas Well Drilling Site Injures Eight People
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Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Jul. 7, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 7, 2013 8:37 PM EDT
New Milton , West Virginia
Eight people have been injured in an explosion at an Antero Resources natural gas drilling site in Doddridge County.
Doddridge County EMS said four of the injured were flown to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh. The others were taken to in-state hospitals. Their conditions weren't known.
The explosion occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday at a well site in New Milton.
No other details were immediately available.
An after-hours message left with Antero's headquarters in Denver wasn't immediately returned. A call to an Antero district office in Ellenboro rang unanswered.
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