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Victims of Gregg County industrial accident identified


On Saturday afternoon, 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 an 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. Exner was treated and later released at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. Shahan's injuries consisted of 2nd degree burns and blast injury; Ellison had 3rd degree burns and blast injury and Exner had minor burns.

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